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Gone, never forgotten [Commentary]
Gone, never forgotten [Commentary]

Maryland native Joseph Gantt joined the Army at 18, serving with distinction as a Sergeant First Class in the South Pacific during World War II, even though the military segregated him because of the color of his skin. Gantt had redeployed to the front lines of Korea in December 1950 as a field medic with the 2nd Infantry Division when his unit was overrun by enemy forces. Gantt was thrown into a prison camp and reportedly died there in March 1951. But his wife, Clara Gantt, refused to lose faith. She never remarried, hoping that he would come home someday. Army private Heren Blevins of Hagerstown was on the Korean frontline at the same time as Gantt. The 19-year old was wounded in...

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