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Sergeant 1st Class Joseph E. Gantt Finally Gets The Justice He Deserves After Over 60 Years

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Army Sgt. 1st Class Joseph E. Gantt went missing during his time fighting in the Korean war. He was reported missing in November of 1950, but his body was not identified for over 60 years. Gantt had been injured in a battle and taken as a prisoner of war, where he died of malnutrition and natural causes.

Though his body was unidentifiable in the past, recent technology made it possible to see who the remains once were, once they are turned over from North Korea. His wife sobbed over his casket at over 90 years old, as she finally laid her husband to rest as he deserved. “He told me if anything happened to him he wanted me to remarry. I told him no, no. Here I am, still his wife,” Clara Gantt told reporters.