This January 7, 1943, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 2, column 1:
Harry Eldon Walker, son of Mr. and Mrs. Seth Walker of near Lowell, has enlisted as an apprentice seaman in Uncle Sam's navy.
This January 28, 1943, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 5, column 2:
Mrs. Seth Walker and daughter, Phyllis spent Sunday with her son, Harry at Great Lakes Naval Training Station. They also visited with Bob Hatch, who is taking boot training there.
This March 4, 1943, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 2, column 2:
DINNER HONORS SAILOR HOME ON FURLOUGH
A dinner was held Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Seth Walker for their son, Harry, who is home on a 9-day furlough from Great Lakes naval training station.
Present were Mr. and Mrs. Lewelyn Swintz and sons, Mrs. Harry Britt and family from Mishawaka, Mr. and Mrs. Al Hart, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Ward and family, Mrs. Mary Ward of Hammond, Mrs. Connie Peregrine and son Charles, Mrs. Dorothy Amsler, Jim Zickmund and son Raymond, from Rensselaer.
Harry will enter an electrical trade school when he returns to his base.
The following April 8, 1943, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 4, column 4:
Learning Searchlight Operation
Detroit, Mich., April 3 -- Enrolled in the navy's trade school for electricians at the naval armory here, Harry E. Walker, 18, son of Mr. and Mrs. Seth Walker, Lowell, is learning how to operate the huge searchlights used to spot enemy ships and planes at sea.
That is part of the course he is taking which may lead to a petty officer's rating upon the completion of 16 weeks of training. Other classes include instruction in operating and repairing electric motors, repairing telephone circuits, winding armatures, and learning how to do soldering, brazing and electrical wiring.
The Bluejacket was selected to attend the school upon the basis of a series of aptitude tests taken during recruit training.
This Lowell Tribune article was found in the July 5, 1945, issue (page 2, column 1):
With the Atlantic Fleet -- Harry E. Walker, 20, of route 2, Lowell, has advanced to motor machinist's mate, second class, USNR, while serving aboard a destroyer escort of the Atlantic fleet.
He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Seth Walker of Lowell and prior to entering the navy, was employed by his father. He is a graduate of Lowell high school.
This Lowell Tribune article can be found in the January 2, 1947 issue:
S 1/c Harold Walker, who is stationed at Portsmouth, Va., while the ship he is assigned to is in dry dock for repairs, visited his parents, the Seth Walkers, from Saturday until Tuesday. He expects to return to Greenland soon, where his ship has been on patrol duty.