"Sgt. William C. Dowdy, Jr., son of Judge and Mrs. W.C. Dowdy. graduate of McKinney High School. Attended N.T.A.C., Arlington. Entered service June, 1943. Trained at Ft. Sill, Okla. Went overseas Dec. 1944. Participated in battles of Leyte, Luzon, Bataan, Mindora and Mendanao."
“William C. Dowdy, Jr.,” McKinney Public Library Digital History, accessed December 2, 2023, https://mckinneylibrary.omeka.net/items/show/618.