Advocate, April 3, 1964 : Front Page

Publication: Advocate April 3, 1964

Advocate (Newspaper) - April 3, 1964, Victoria, Texas THE VICTORIA ADVOCATE 118th 329 TELEPHONE HI 5-1451 VICTORIA, TEXAS, FRIDAY, APRIL 3, 1964 Established IMS 12 Cents AFTER 11 YEARS Mother, Son To Be United in Idaho By TOM E. FITE Advocate Staff Writer For years Mrs. Leona Adams Ftoyd of 2206 E. Colorado St., Victoria, has treasured a bat- tered "Brownie" snapshot of a handsome 9-year-old in a soldier suit. The lad gave the picture (o her the last time she saw him, when he was 14, and when he knew her only as a friend. Sometime Friday, after a flight from Foster Field to Boise, Idaho, and another 50-mile jour- ney to Mountain Home AFB, Mrs. Floyd will meet the boy he's a grown-up soldier and a mechanic on Stra- tegic Air Command bombers. Mrs. Floyd called Sgt. Claude Lynch Jr., a week ago, after tracking him down with the help of (ha U.S. Adjutant Gen- eral's office. "This is Leona, I told him. 1 didn't know what else to Mrs. Floyd said Thursday in telling Die story to reporters. "He said, 'You mean my moth- It was a wonderful sound." Next Friday, while Mrs. Floyd is visiting her son at Mountain Home, he will celebrate his 25th birthday. It will be his first birthday with his mother, al- though she expects to meet "We thought it was best for she said. She married Dwain Floyd, a safety inspector at a local plant, and moved to Victoria. They have two daughters, Dar- lene, 12, who goes to Juan Linn Elementary School, and Ginger Sue, 14, a student at Crain Jun- ior High School. But all through the years Mrs. Floyd kept her son in her thoughts. His father had prom- MRS. LEONA ADAMS FLOYD A Long Wail Is Almost Over to Memphis, Tenn. By the time daughter-in-law and two was 18 lllere was a ellildP ijr (i nv;

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Publication: Advocate

Location: Victoria, Texas

Issue Date: April 3, 1964