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(KTLA Los Angeles)   After 63 years, Korean War MIA Joseph Gantt's remains return home. His 94-year old widow, who never re-married, greets his coffin, rises from her wheelchair. LAX is dusty   (ktla.com) divider line 80
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2013-12-21 02:59:28 PM
Welcome home, Sarge. Rest In Peace.
 
2013-12-21 04:27:25 PM
Damn these onions I'm cutting
 
2013-12-21 04:37:18 PM
I guess the good thing is she lived long enough to welcome her husband home. Damn, I need a tissue.
 
2013-12-21 06:58:13 PM
Thats like Jurassic Bark level sad and touching.
 
2013-12-21 06:58:41 PM
Job well done. Rest in peace, Sgt.
...and what a gal. She waited.

My allergies are acting up.
 
2013-12-21 07:00:54 PM
So like...  she's available now?

/You knew some one was going to say it...

Yes, dusty and etc...
 
2013-12-21 07:02:08 PM
And just in time for Christmas.

I totally has a sad.
 
2013-12-21 07:06:27 PM
I want so bad to troll but it feels so wrong!!!!!  Ugh!!!!!

Okay-- here it goes:

You think she'd at least have got her hair did.

Wow. That was tough. But I managed to get it done.  Nice lady. Real patriot.  God bless 'me both and the right to troll he helped defend.
 
2013-12-21 07:08:19 PM
Touching story, but would have been nice to know the circumstances of his disappearance.
 
2013-12-21 07:09:22 PM
Not that I wish death on people, but I hope she now passes peacefully into the next world to spend more time with him.  She's earned it and then some.
 
2013-12-21 07:09:47 PM
Yeah, it doesn't get more solemn than that
 
2013-12-21 07:11:08 PM
RIP Sgt.

I fully expect the lady to not stick around for much longer. She has closure now, and has been waiting  a long time to welcome him home. Be at peace sister, and know your better half is waiting for you.
 
2013-12-21 07:11:30 PM
I'd like to know why he was returned now, specially with what's currently happening in North Korea.
 
2013-12-21 07:12:57 PM
Godspeed, Sgt. Gantt.
 
2013-12-21 07:13:42 PM
'Post-humONously'? Really, cute blonde bimbo who is only on TV 'cos you're a cute blonde? Fark you.

Oh the story is cool as hell, by the way.
 
2013-12-21 07:18:19 PM

cameroncrazy1984: Touching story, but would have been nice to know the circumstances of his disappearance.


War.
 
2013-12-21 07:21:16 PM
/O

/for both
 
2013-12-21 07:24:46 PM

talkertopc: I'd like to know why he was returned now, specially with what's currently happening in North Korea.


Some bureaucrat in the Defense Department's women's advisory committee decided 63 years of peace and quiet was far more than any married man is entitled to.
 
2013-12-21 07:28:51 PM

cameroncrazy1984: Touching story, but would have been nice to know the circumstances of his disappearance.


Did you not pay attention? He was a medic in the Korean war, captured in 1950 and died a few months later in a Nork prison camp. Being the assholes that they are, we've not been able to get his body back all this time. It's not that mysterious.

In fact, without knowing more, I can guess he was likely lost at Chosin, when MacArthur decided he was going to take on the entire Chinese Red Army with a battalion of Marines, with a combined US loss of 15,000 dead and missing. Over half of those taken captive did not survive the first winter.

Glad the Sergeant finally made it home.
 
2013-12-21 07:44:48 PM

Gyrfalcon: cameroncrazy1984: Touching story, but would have been nice to know the circumstances of his disappearance.

Did you not pay attention? He was a medic in the Korean war, captured in 1950 and died a few months later in a Nork prison camp. Being the assholes that they are, we've not been able to get his body back all this time. It's not that mysterious.

In fact, without knowing more, I can guess he was likely lost at Chosin, when MacArthur decided he was going to take on the entire Chinese Red Army with a battalion of Marines, with a combined US loss of 15,000 dead and missing. Over half of those taken captive did not survive the first winter.

Glad the Sergeant finally made it home.


Pretty much this
 
2013-12-21 07:45:02 PM
63 years? That's a big chart.
 
2013-12-21 07:47:43 PM
Two heros.
 
2013-12-21 07:49:33 PM
Welcome back, Sarnt. Good to have you home.
 
2013-12-21 07:51:59 PM

Oldiron_79: Thats like Jurassic Bark level sad and touching.


No.

As much as I like that show and as much as that episode touches me, one situation involves real people and the other is a cartoon.
 
2013-12-21 07:55:08 PM

Gyrfalcon: cameroncrazy1984: Touching story, but would have been nice to know the circumstances of his disappearance.

Did you not pay attention? He was a medic in the Korean war, captured in 1950 and died a few months later in a Nork prison camp. Being the assholes that they are, we've not been able to get his body back all this time. It's not that mysterious.

In fact, without knowing more, I can guess he was likely lost at Chosin, when MacArthur decided he was going to take on the entire Chinese Red Army with a battalion of Marines, with a combined US loss of 15,000 dead and missing. Over half of those taken captive did not survive the first winter.

Glad the Sergeant finally made it home.


According to this LA Times article, his position was overrun near a place called Kunur-ri'.
 
2013-12-21 08:00:04 PM

BlackMtnMan: Two heros.


heroes
 
2013-12-21 08:02:17 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: 63 years? That's a big chart.


Frysquinting.jpg
 
2013-12-21 08:03:22 PM
Real life is bigger than Hollywood. Crushed.
 
2013-12-21 08:08:39 PM

Thelyphthoric: Oldiron_79: Thats like Jurassic Bark level sad and touching.

No.

As much as I like that show and as much as that episode touches me, one situation involves real people and the other is a cartoon.


upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-12-21 08:26:01 PM
That's heartbreaking.  But at least now she has closure.
 
2013-12-21 08:26:08 PM

John Buck 41: 'Post-humONously'? Really, cute blonde bimbo who is only on TV 'cos you're a cute blonde? Fark you.

Oh the story is cool as hell, by the way.


it's a perfectly cromulent word.
 
2013-12-21 08:32:52 PM
She doesn't look a day over 120.

/we kid
//she should be very proud
 
2013-12-21 08:41:52 PM
Not really clear on what the 3 amigos have to do with this.img.fark.net
 
2013-12-21 08:44:42 PM
So someone goes out and does the duty they volunteered for. Then they die. Then they are all heroes.

Whatever.
 
2013-12-21 09:01:27 PM

saturn badger: So someone goes out and does the duty they volunteered for. Then they die. Then they are all heroes.

Whatever.


They did it all for you, internet troll.

You're welcome.
 
2013-12-21 09:04:01 PM
My feels...
 
2013-12-21 09:08:58 PM

Nabb1: I guess the good thing is she lived long enough to welcome her husband home. Damn, I need a tissue.


Well said. That picture is hard to look at.
 
2013-12-21 09:09:01 PM
Some things just don't warrant humor.
 
2013-12-21 09:15:06 PM

stonelotus: John Buck 41: 'Post-humONously'? Really, cute blonde bimbo who is only on TV 'cos you're a cute blonde? Fark you.

Oh the story is cool as hell, by the way.

it's a perfectly cromulent word.


While I can find plenty of references to that word in government documents, I can't find anything that refers to it as an accepted spelling.  Is this special military use or something?
 
2013-12-21 09:22:45 PM

saturn badger: So someone goes out and does the duty they volunteered for. Then they die. Then they are all heroes.

Whatever.


Feel free to leave, asshole.
 
2013-12-21 09:31:07 PM

Gyrfalcon: cameroncrazy1984: Touching story, but would have been nice to know the circumstances of his disappearance.

Did you not pay attention? He was a medic in the Korean war, captured in 1950 and died a few months later in a Nork prison camp. Being the assholes that they are, we've not been able to get his body back all this time. It's not that mysterious.

In fact, without knowing more, I can guess he was likely lost at Chosin, when MacArthur decided he was going to take on the entire Chinese Red Army with a battalion of Marines, with a combined US loss of 15,000 dead and missing. Over half of those taken captive did not survive the first winter.

Glad the Sergeant finally made it home.


Lots of guys were captured and simply never heard from again. The NorKs were total and absolute assholes. The Chinese, at least, would do prisoner exchanges and the like. Read "The Coldest Winter" or "This Kind of War". Korea was pretty much a cluster all around. MacArthur killed an awful lot of American troops with his total disregard of intelligence. Vietnam was bad I think Korea was far worse. Truly the forgotten war. A miserable, cold, filthy war.
 
2013-12-21 09:34:25 PM

saturn badger: So someone goes out and does the duty they volunteered for. Then they die. Then they are all heroes.

Whatever.


Folderol, dude. Did someone tell you the thread had a not-so-fresh feeling?
 
2013-12-21 09:48:56 PM
I half expected her to be somber in the photos; I mean, 63 years go by, I figured the pain of loss had at least grown to numbness.

I was very, very wrong, based on her photos.  That poor woman looks like she's feeling his loss as if it were the first day she was told he was missing.  Now, she knows he's truly gone.

I'm so glad I don't have to talk IRL, because my throat is closed up and my eyes are full of tears.  Rest easy, soldier, and may your widow have peace for the rest of her days.
 
2013-12-21 10:06:08 PM
trotsky Korea was pretty much a cluster all around. MacArthur killed an awful lot of American troops with his total disregard of intelligence.

Yeah, for all his great P.R. MacArthur was no Patton, wiped out a lot of his men-the Bataan Death March was basically every squid from New Mexico getting set up by MacArthur.  The guy's burial site's just as ostentatious, in what used to be Norfolk City Hall  http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=pv&GRid=656&PIpi=83014
 
2013-12-21 10:14:22 PM
The more we call these guys "heros," the more likely that we'll keep having more wars and more people sent home in body bags. There's hasn't been a challenge to our national sovereignty since the War of 1812. Let's call these guys what they really are: chumps and cannon fodder. The guy was a sucker to throw his life away in a war that had absolutely nothing to do with defending this country.
 
2013-12-21 10:15:39 PM

Gyrfalcon: saturn badger: So someone goes out and does the duty they volunteered for. Then they die. Then they are all heroes.

Whatever.

Feel free to leave, asshole.


I was just trying to point out that not everyone who dies in a war is a hero. They are not. People do their duty and sometimes die from it. Think policemen and firefighters among them. The heroes are the ones who go above and beyond what they are called to do.

I lost a friend in the VN war on hamburger hill. Another was lost more recently in Iraq. One was a draftee, the other a volunteer. One did was he was ordered to do, the other what he wanted to do.

Neither are heroes. They were just doing a job. Nothing more, nothing less.

This probably makes no sense to you.

/not leaving because of your opinion
 
2013-12-21 10:20:33 PM

DrPainMD: The more we call these guys "heros," the more likely that we'll keep having more wars and more people sent home in body bags. There's hasn't been a challenge to our national sovereignty since the War of 1812. Let's call these guys what they really are: chumps and cannon fodder. The guy was a sucker to throw his life away in a war that had absolutely nothing to do with defending this country.


He began his career in WWII. Was he a chump then, too? Was everyone who died in that war a chump? Show your work.
 
2013-12-21 10:27:21 PM

saturn badger: Gyrfalcon: saturn badger: So someone goes out and does the duty they volunteered for. Then they die. Then they are all heroes.

Whatever.

Feel free to leave, asshole.

I was just trying to point out that not everyone who dies in a war is a hero. They are not. People do their duty and sometimes die from it. Think policemen and firefighters among them. The heroes are the ones who go above and beyond what they are called to do.

I lost a friend in the VN war on hamburger hill. Another was lost more recently in Iraq. One was a draftee, the other a volunteer. One did was he was ordered to do, the other what he wanted to do.

Neither are heroes. They were just doing a job. Nothing more, nothing less.

This probably makes no sense to you.

/not leaving because of your opinion


Seems we have a difference in opinion in the definition of "hero."

I consider anybody who willingly gives their life to save another a "hero," and in military situations, even when it's on orders, when one guy dies, there's a damn good chance he did something to save somebody in the process.  I consider any firefighter, policeman, or soldier who dies in the line of duty a hero, because they go to work each day knowing there is a good chance they might not come home.

I wonder what you consider "above and beyond,", what you consider a "hero."
 
2013-12-21 10:32:49 PM

andyofne: saturn badger: So someone goes out and does the duty they volunteered for. Then they die. Then they are all heroes.

Whatever.

They did it all for you, internet troll.

You're welcome.


Really? Prove it. No one in the service does it for me. There are numerous reasons people join up. Many times it is because they can't find work. Other times it is to get away from the family. Maybe education benefits.

For me? I highly doubt any service men care about me. If you mean society in general maybe some do but I think most do it for other reasons.
 
2013-12-21 10:39:26 PM
Dammitsomuch.

Reminding me that I have emotions other than spite.

Fark you, subby.
 
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