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Old 10-30-2015, 02:23 PM
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Thumbs up VFW reports that The Monuments Men at the Congressional Gold Medal

The Monuments Men at the Congressional Gold Medal ceremony:

On Oct. 22, four of six surviving members of the Monuments Men were present in the U.S. Capitol to receive the Congressional Gold Medal for their World War II service to find and secure priceless pieces of art that at the time were being plundered by Nazi Germany. Once 350-men strong from 14 allied countries, the Monuments Men were a little-known band of art curators, scholars and architects, until a movie by the same name was released last year. The Congressional Gold Medal is the nation’s highest civilian honor.

The men are listed below - For more details review the VFW 10-20-15 Action Corps Weekly;

Richard Barancik: Served with the U.S. Army in Europe and joined the “Monuments Men” division in Austria after World War II ended. He assisted with the rescue and protection of art treasures and had a long career as an architect in Chicago where he lives.

Harry Ettlinger: A German-born Jew whose family fled the Nazis, Ettlinger was in the U.S. Army and served as translator and aide to James Rorimar, one of the leaders of the Monuments Men. Ettlinger was instrumental in the rescue of artwork from salt mines in Germany. He became a mechanical engineer and lives in New Jersey. He is active in educating young people about the Holocaust and is co-chair of the Wallenburg Foundation of New Jersey.

Motoko Fujishiro Huthwaite: The U.S.-born daughter of Japanese immigrants, Huthwaite and her family returned to Japan to avoid internment camps in the U.S. After the war, she briefly served with the Monuments Men in Japan as a clerk-typist. A teacher for many years, she earned her Ph.D. in elementary education and lives outside of Detroit.

Bernard Taper: Born in Scotland and raised in London, Taper was sent to family in the U.S. and was drafted into the U.S. Army. In 1946 he joined the Monuments Men in Germany as an arts intelligence officer to track down works of art and culture looted by the Nazis. A journalist, Taper worked for numerous publications, including “The New Yorker” and taught at the University of California, Berkeley. He lives in Berkeley.

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