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“Missing Prisoner of War Remains Returned to His Widow 63 Years After His Death”

For 63 years, Clara Gantt waited for her husband, Army Sgt. 1st Class Joseph Gantt, to return home after being declared a POW in the Korean War.</p><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
<p>On Friday at LAX, the 94-year-old widow stood from her wheelchair and cried as her husband’s flag-draped casket finally arrived home.</p><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
<p>“I am very, very proud of him. He was a wonderful husband, an understanding man,” said.</p><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
<p>Read KTLA's story here: http://ktlane.ws/1cHdO5I

Army Sgt. 1st Class Joseph Gantt told his wife to remarry if he didn’t come back  from the war. She told him no. He had a hard enough time getting her to say yes.  He was it.

For 63 years, the World War II and Korean War veteran was missing in action  and presumed dead, but Clara Gantt, 94, held out hope and never remarried.

On a cold, dark Friday morning on the Los Angeles International Airport  tarmac, the widow stood from her wheelchair and cried as her husband’s  flag-draped casket arrived home.

“I am very, very proud of him. He was a wonderful husband, an understanding  man,” she told TV reporters at the airport. “I always did love my husband, we  was two of one kind, we loved each other. And that made our marriage  complete.”

For 63 years, Clara Gantt waited for her husband, Army Sgt. 1st Class Joseph Gantt, to return home after being declared a POW in the Korean War.

On Friday at LAX, the 94-year-old widow stood from her wheelchair and cried as her husband’s flag-draped casket finally arrived home.

“I am very, very proud of him. He was a wonderful husband, an understanding man.

 

Source: KTLA.com

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