"S. 1/c Reid Dowlen, graduate of Boyd High School. Son of Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Dowlen, McKinney. Entered Navy Aug. 1942. Trained at San Diego, Calif. Served in Pacific until March, 1943. Went to Africa and Sicily and returned for numerous invasions of Pacific. Wears Pacific and Asiatic and Mediterranean Ribbons with 6 stars. Now Stationed at San Diego."
“Reid Dowlen,” McKinney Public Library Digital History, accessed September 27, 2023, https://mckinneylibrary.omeka.net/items/show/621.