John R. Bales
"Pfc John R. Bates, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bernie Bales. Attended McKinney High School. Entered service October 29, 1943 at Fort Sill, Okla., Field Artillery. Seen action in Burma and received three battle stars, the Bronze Star, two Campaign ribbons. Now training Chinese troops in China.
“John R. Bales,” McKinney Public Library Digital History, accessed June 1, 2023, https://mckinneylibrary.omeka.net/items/show/557.