Skip to comments.Fayetteville veteran helped track gold stolen by Nazis
Posted on 03/06/2014 9:01:53 AM PST by w4women
he day the movie "The Monuments Men'' opened locally, 90-year-old Fran Estadt chose an aisle seat in the darkened theater with two of his sons at his side. With plenty of leg room, he got right down to the business of watching a long-ago chapter of his life portrayed on the big screen. No popcorn required. - snip -"Who cares about art?'' he said, in the forthright fashion familiar to his friends and family. "Everybody cares about gold.'' And in Merkers Salt Mine in Germany in the spring of 1945, there was more gold than this young soldier from New Jersey had ever imagined.
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My first though was of the movie "Kelly's Heroes" - boy, did that have a great cast.
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