Clipped From The Waco News-Tribune
A West soldier and one formerly formerly of Elkhart were among the lour Texans freed in Wednesday’s prisoner exchange. | At the same time, wire reports West Soldier Amon« Latest Freed PWs a | told of the pending arrival Saturday Saturday in San Francisco of Sgt. A. J. Becker, the first man from Waco to be captured in Korea. Released Wednesday w^ere Sgt. Clovis Ray Stone, son of Mr. and Mrs. Otie Stone of West and brother of Roy Stone. 3432 Memorial Memorial Drive, and Sgt. Glenn Brown, nephew* of Mrs. Wr. O. Smith of Elkhart. The prisoner exchange neared an end with the release of 89 Americans, five Britons, six Canadians Canadians and a truckload of South Koreans. Sergeant Brown is the son of Mrs. Lillie Bridges, formerly of Elkhart and now of Palestine. An Air Force radio operator, he had been a prisoner two years. Mrs. Smith, his aunt, said his mother has had her bags packed for two weeks and is going to meet her son when his ship lands. Sergeant Stone has been dreaming dreaming and writing home for the past two and a half years about the time when he could come home and go fishing. He may make it home for a birthday fishing trip. He will be 25 on Sept. 16. “W’e thought he never was going , j *0 be on that list” his brother. Roy, said. “Looks like he has hard 1 luck all the time.’ Before lie was captured. Sergeant Sergeant Stone was awarded the Silver Star. His brother James, at home now in Waco, returned about a vear ago from Korea. Other Texans released Wednesday Wednesday included Sgt. Billy C. Kdowles. Fort Worth, and Sgt. Thomas Bayes Jr., Dallas.