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I am putting together a book of 2nd cav memoirs from the troops of their experiences during their tours.  Hopefully Dave Gettman will donate it to the New Museum when complete.

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Comment by Dennis Erickson on September 26, 2016 at 7:23pm

We were at camp gates one New year's eve. The xo said nobody would get a pass because it would not be fair. New year's day he called formation and asked if anyone left the camp last night. Nobody spoke up. He said that's funny,he said he called formation at midnight and only 3 men fell out. I wasn't sure, I didn't get back til 3am myself.

Comment by harold goldstein on April 12, 2016 at 2:33pm

1967 Frank Mosely


SGT Alan Lorincz (AJ) and I went down to the Orderly Room, in HQ Trp, to pick up Passes to go to town. It was New Years Eve and all that were available to us were "Cinderella Passes". All the Overnight ones had been claimed. As it was New Years, we were allowed a little extra time, I think 0100 or 0200 to be back on base.

When we got downtown, it was too early to hit the Dance Bars/Clubs, so we went to the Ring Cafe (near the Banhof) to have dinner. Not real sure what we had (after all these years) but it probably was a Schnitzel Dinner mit Katufal sallat. After dinner, it was still too early to hit the Trocadero Dance Bar, so we headed to a usually quiet Gasthaus called "The Golden Anchor". Due to the Holiday, it was not so quiet.

We made our way in, found a table, and ordered a couple of biers. Before too long, we found ourselves in the company of a group of German Border Troopers. And the fun began. Between the joviality, conversations (in broken German and English), "Prosts" and maybe a Curry Wurst, suddenly it was Midnight. What the Germans call "Sylvester" (if I remember correctly). At "Sylvester" (at this gasthaus) they serve a Hot Wine Punch and you have to Prost with Everyone in the room. I foggily recall about 5 glasses of the punch going down. Soon after the punch, our new German friends challenged AJ and me to a Foosball Match. I recall a spirited game, much comments and laughter....AND We WON! The First Foosball Match of 1968 in the Golden Anchor. I think we had another bier! All too soon it was time to leave. Goodbyes were said and thanks for the evening. I'm not sure if we stumbled to the Taxi stand at the Banhof (most likely) or walked back to the Kasernre. We did, just, make back through the Front Gate in time. Never did make it to the Trocadero Club that night. Had a great time though.

 

Comment by harold goldstein on April 12, 2016 at 2:28pm

I was thinking about Germany field duty and the Colonel had a duece and a/half with his full Bedroom Set inside.  Outside was his aide (body guard?) and a Driver while he slept.  We were all a bit tipsy and one of the guys grabbed the Jeep and was driving a little wild.  The aide drew his pistol and was aiming at the trooper when we all pounced him and the Colonel woke up with "what's going on here"?  No one was shot, but what an experience.

 

 

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