This April 13, 1944, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 4, column 3:
In honor of the 16th birthday of their son, Joseph, Mr. and Mrs. Abe Villers invited ten of his schoolmates to a birthday supper at their home last Friday evening.
This August 30, 1951, Lowell Tribune article was found page 1, column 5:
Joe Villers, graduate of Central College, Fayette, Mo., last June, had contracted to teach and coach at the Fayette high school, but his plans were altered last Friday when notified by the local draft board to report for service on September 17. He will teach for two weeks to permit the school board to obtain a replacement.
Joe, son of Mr. and Mrs. Abe Villers of East Commercial and alumnus of L.H.S., is well known for his athletic ability throughout Lake county as well as in Fayette where he played four years of varsity football.
This October 4, 1951, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 1, column 6:
Joe Villers, son of Mr. and Mrs. Abe Villers, who was inducted into the army two weeks ago, has been assigned to the 6th armored division and will be stationed at Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo., for 16 weeks basic training. Joe was called to service from his position as teacher at the Fayette high school, Fayette, Mo., where he graduated from central College last June. He was a star athlete at Central as well as at L.H.S. His address is: Pvt. Joseph Villers, U.S. 55200419, Btry. B 61st AAA, AW Bn. CCR(4) Plat. 6th Armd. Div., Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo.
The following article was found in the August 20, 1953, Lowell Tribune on page 4, column 2:
Joe Villers, who has been in Korea since May of 1952, set sail for home Saturday, August 15th. Joe is scheduled for discharge on September 16th, when he will have completed two years' service with the Army. Before entering service, Joe was graduated from Central College in Missouri and was under contract to coach and teach at Central high school, Central, Mo.
This April 17, 1952, Lowell Tribune article appeared on page 2, column 1:
Concluding an eight-day furlough enjoyed at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Abe Villers, Joe Villers left Tuesday evening, April 15, for California. Joe had previously been stationed at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. His new address is Pvt. Joseph E. Villers, US 55200419, Camp Stoneman, Pevs. Cen. Ord., Pittsburg, California.
The following May 8, 1952, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 2, columns 2-3:
Concluding a furlough at home, Joe Villers reported at Camp Stoneman where he is working in the postal department. His new address is: Pvt. Joseph E. Villers, U.S. 55200419, Co. A, 6214 A.S.U., Repl. Ctr., Camp Stoneman, Calif.
The following June 12, 1952, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 2, column 3:
In a letter to his parents, Joe Villers informs them of his safe arrival in Japan and of his assignment to chemical school. Joe is stationed just outside Tokyo and tells of his trip from boat to camp via a train which has been in service for more than 50 years. He has only seen two cars, most people ride bikes or walk, and he deplores the natives' living conditions. However, the G.I.'s have modern conveniences and substantial food. Joe's new address is: Pvt. J.E. Villers US 55200419, Prov. Co. 1565, APO 613, c/o P.M., San Francisco, Calif.
The following July 10, 1952, Lowell Tribune article appeard on page 2, column 1:
Joe Villers, who held a position on the teaching and coaching staff of the high school at Fayette, Mo., prior to his induction in the Army, is now in Korea, assigned to the 77th Engineering Construction Co. Joe is helping build bridges. He works 9 days then is granted one-half day off. Sunday is just another work day excepting time is allowed for a morning worship service. Joe writes home for razor blades and shaving supplies, revealing that only beer and cigarettes are available at his PX. Address: Pvt. J.E. Villers, US 55200419, 77th Engr., C. Co., APO 25, San Francisco, Calif.