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Sun Dec 22, 2013, 09:23 AM

Joseph Gantt, Korean War veteran, returned to his wife after 63 years



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Clara Gantt, 94, was at Los Angeles International Airport when her husband's coffin arrived Friday morning, the Los Angeles Times reported. Gantt, who normally uses a wheelchair, stood, weeping during the arrival ceremony.

Army Sgt. 1st Class Joseph Gantt, a recipient of the Bronze Star and Purple Heart who had already served in the Pacific theater during World War II, was taken prisoner in 1950. U.S. officials were later told he died in March 1951.

Clara Gantt said her husband told her she should marry again if he did not return from the war. But she said she continued to believe he might be alive, the Times said.

"I told him I missed him so much," she said. "And I expect him to come home and he didn't."

http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2013/12/21/Remains-of-soldier-killed-in-Korean-War-returned-to-94-year-old-widow/UPI-37461387647612/



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Response to Major Nikon (Original post)

Sun Dec 22, 2013, 02:37 PM

1. Heartbreaking.. I am so fucking tired of war...

 

Also, makes me wonder if my kids are going to be seeing stories like this in 50 years, about servicemen and women from our current conflicts.. I know a handful of guys who were wounded in Iraq and/or Afghanistan, and the impact their deployments and injuries have on their lives is profound, and nothing short of criminal.

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Response to opiate69 (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 26, 2013, 12:11 AM

3. + a whole fucking lot

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Response to Major Nikon (Original post)

Sun Dec 22, 2013, 03:32 PM

2. Made me cry.

He looks so handsome in that picture. So sad.

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