Ex-city man dies in Maryland
Flores Jr., 49, a native of Robstown and a resident here until a few years
after World War II, died Monday in a Rockville, Md., hospital, following a
He had worked for the federal government exchange student
Funeral services will be Monday in Arlington National Cemetery. He
was a World War II veteran.
Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Abel
Flores of Robstown; four sisters, including Mrs. Gloria Gonzalez of Corpus
Christi, and four brothers including, Joe N. Barrett of Corpus Christi.
[The Corpus Christi Caller-Times, Corpus Christi, TX, 20 Nov 1971, Sat, Page 36]
[courtesy of G. Shewan]
Grave marker for Abel Floes in Section 25, Site 4031,
Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington (Arlington county), Virginia.
Abel was born in Gregory (San Patricio
county), TX on 24 February 1923, the 4th child to his parents. Abel and
Abel was inducted at Fort McPherson,
Atlanta, GA and volunteered for parachutist duty.
On 28 February 1945, Sgt Flores was
transferred from the 509th PIR to Company F, 508th PIR.
21 May 1945, Sgt Flores
was transferred to the Reception Station, Fort Sam Houston, TX. He
arrived in New York, NY aboard the SS Sea Porpoise on 26 May 1945.
Abel's draft record was updated on 10
August 1945 in Nueces, TX. On 26 January 1945, he re-enlisted and returned
to Europe where on 25 June 1946 he married Simone Jeanne (nee?) in Nice,
last arrived in the U,S. in alien status on
June 1948 aboard an American Overseas Airlines, Lockheed L-049
Constellation, christened as the "Flagship Great Britain." The aircraft was
just 2 years old as it had been delivered to AOA on 29 March 1946.
became a naturalized citizen in the U.S. District Court, Macon, GA, on 15