Tribute by Bob Barney
This is one of the most moving, and eye-watering stories I have ever put up on The Plain Truth. This lady waited 63 years for her husband to
come home. Although he told her to marry, if he were killed, she never did. She believed that the LORD would send him home and she waited upon the LORD. And waited and waited.... 63 years later he returned to her in a coffin, so she could bury him. The remains of Sgt. 1st Class Joseph Gantt, who died on March 27, 1951 while serving in the South Pacific during the Korean War, returned to his wife yesterday. He was listed as missing in action/presumed dead for nearly 63 years.
“He told me that if anything happened to him, he wanted me to remarry, and I told him ‘no’,” Clara Gantt said. “So, here I am, still his wife and going to remain his wife till the Lord call me 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.”