"Major Benjamin M. E. Smith, son of Mrs. Fama Massie Smith, graduate of McKinney High School. Attended New Mexico Military Institute, Roswell, N. M. Graduate of A. & M. College. Entered service June, 1941. Trained Ft. Bliss, Camp Hood, Tex., Camp Polk, La., and Ft. Leavenworth, Kans. Sailed Oct. 1944 to European area with 7th Army, 21st Corp, G-3 Int. Div. Awarded French Medal Corix de Guerre with Palams."
“Benjamin M. E. Smith,” McKinney Public Library Digital History, accessed September 21, 2023, https://mckinneylibrary.omeka.net/items/show/767.