Sixty-three years after Army Sgt. 1st Class Joseph E. Gantt went missing in action during the Korean War, his remains were returned to his 94-year-old widow Friday in a solemn ceremony at Los Angeles International Airport.
Clara Gantt wept as she stood before the flag-draped casket that was carried from a jetliner by military honor guard. "He told me if anything happened to him he wanted me to remarry. I told him no, no. Here I am, still his wife," she said. "I am so happy that I was living to accept him."
Gantt was reported missing in action on Nov. 30, 1950. After a 1953 POW exchange, returning soldiers reported that he had died in a POW camp in 1951. His remains were only recently identified. Burial with full military honors is set for Dec. 28 in Inglewood, Calif. - AP