Roy E. McDowell

Roy E. McDowell was born October 19, 1914 in Buffalo, Kentucky, a farming community. His parents, John and Mamie Miller McDowell, had 9 children. Daddy had 3 older siblings, Ruth, Ethel, and Walter, followed by 5 younger brothers and sisters, Mary Ruby, Russell, Elsie, Jane, and Charles. They were a typical hard working farming family. He went to school at Walters School, a rural, one-room schoolhouse. He went to church at South Fork Baptist Church, where there is a memorial window with his name in the old church building.


Roy E. McDowell

Private, U.S. Army

Service # 35071857

50th Infantry Battalion, 6th Armored Division

Entered the Service from: Kentucky

Died: 10-Oct-44

Buried at: Plot K Row 47 Grave 30

Lorraine American Cemetery

St. Avold, France

Awards: Purple Heart