More than 60 years after Army Sgt. 1st Class Joseph E. Gantt went missing in action during the Korean War, his remains were returned to his widow in a solemn dawn ceremony yesterday.
Clara Gantt, 94, wept as she stood in the cold before the flag-draped casket that was carried from a jetliner by military honor guard at Los Angeles International Airport.
‘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.