"Cpl. John W. Branch, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Branch, Attended Boyd High School. Been in Air Force two years and nine months. Trained at Kessler Field, Miss., Sheppard Field, Jefferson Barracks and other camps. Sailed April, 1944, landing in Italy and Sicily and now in France. Awarded two Silver Stars."
“John W. Branch,” McKinney Public Library Digital History, accessed December 2, 2023, https://mckinneylibrary.omeka.net/items/show/575.