A Jan. 14, 1943, Lowell Tribune article (page 1, column 2) about Harold M. Heuson going into the service also lists Lamar C. Wood as leaving for the induction center at Ft. Benjamin Harrison.
A January 21, 1943, Lowell Tribune article (page 2, column 1) stated that Lamar (Bud) Wood was sent to Atlantic City, N.J., for basic training.
The following May 18, 1944, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 2, column 1:
Receives Letter from Son
Mrs. Eliabeth Wood has received a letter from her son, Cpl. "Bud" Wood, who is stationed with the U.S. forces in New Guinea, in which he assured her he was feeling fine. He said the food was good but the weather was plenty hot there.
This Lowell Tribune article was found in the February 22, 1945, issue (page 4, column 2):
Cpl. Lamer (Bud) Wood, son of Mrs. C.N. Wood, Lowell, who is now stationed in the Philippines, writes his mother as follows:
Well, Mom, we are here--we made it all right but it was a long hard trip. To see people you can talk to sure makes a fellow feel good. And besides, the girls do our washing. I wish you could have seen these people when we got off the boat--they work like h--- for us and are very happy now.
We never did get any Xmas packages. They probably will never catch up with us because we are always on the go, never staying in one place very long. But don't worry about me--old Curley and I are still fighting. He got your letter when we were on the boat and showed it to me. I think he will write to you when he gets caught up a little.