Sammy Philip Flores, WWII
POW, passed away peacefully at Saint Joseph Hospice on Saturday the 27th of April with family members present. He was born on September 13th, 1925 near Robeline, Louisiana; the 7th of 10 children born to Bennie C Flores and Corrine Bustamente. Sammy was drafted into the Army in 1943 and was assigned to the 106th Infantry Division. During the Battle of the Bulge, his unit was captured by German forces. Sam was held POW for the next 8 months and was liberated from Luckenwalde by the Russian Army. Sammy's military honors include the Bronze star
. After returning home Sammy met Barcie and they married in 1968. In 1985 Sammy retired from the Louisiana State Archives after 18 years and was a longtime member of the Knights of Columbus Council 6263, Ellis-Facundus Post 178 of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 7017 and the Red Stick chapter of the American Ex-Prisoners of War. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Barcie Dodd; 2 sons, Sammy J Flores and wife Nickole, Bennie D Flores and wife Laura, 1 daughter, Sandra W Jones and husband Lawrence; 5 grandchildren, Ben Selph, Justin Flores, Alexis Flores, Brandon Flores, Caleb Flores and 3 great grandchildren, Kai Selph, Anton Selph, and Elliana Selph. He is predeceased by one son, Thomas R Woods and granddaughter, Stacey R Woods. Visitation will be at Seale Funeral Home, Denham Springs, on 30 April 2013 from 5 to 9 PM and on 1 May, 2013 from 10 to 12 PM, with services immediately following and committal in Denham Springs Memorial Cemetery. Please sign the online guestbook at www.sealefuneral.com.