The following April 11, 1968, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 7, column 3:
PFC Dale Whittingham is serving his tour of duty in Vietnam at Quang-tri with the Infantry of Marines and he would like to hear from his friends. His address: PFC Dale Whittingham, 2381577, Charley Co. 1/3, 3rd Marine Div., FPO San Francisco, Calif. 96602
The following December 12, 1968, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 9, column 3:
Receives Call From Malaysia
The Ronald Whittinghams were pleasantly surprised Sunday morning to receive a call from their son, Marine private Dale Whittingham.
Dale was on his R. & R. He was in Malaysia, sounded well, but was counting the days until he would be home. Dale said that the country was beautiful. The Whittinghams were surprised at how clear his call was. He has been in Viet Nam for 9 months and hopes to be home in another 4 months.