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Connecting the Troopers of Today with the Veterans of Yesterday.

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WOW, a business card.  I can't top that.  All I remember it was a 190D Benz, old thinly build gentleman who serviced in the SS.  Cannot remember a name.  Happy Holidays Tom and many warm memories of western NY.

The card if that is Fritz's  I think his gasthaus was on Regeensburger strasse

the name on the card maybe his gasthaus Salvator Gaststatte.

Day and night service - wow ...

His cars were always E-class Diesels.

In Gernamy (sp) cars are taxed by their width.

C class, D class, E, class and S Class.

S class are the widest and nearly as wide as American cars, both then and now.

S class are also the most expensive.

D Class are no longer manufactured as they were mostly C class with Diesel Engines.

E classes are the workhorse, mostly found as taxis in Germany and the rest of Europe.

S Class are for movie stars, they are noted by their futuristic electronics and their stratospheric repair bills.


   Tag-  Undnachtbetrieb  means day and night work! So day and or night you could get his services with his  cab.


   Funk- means wireless radio


  Mietauto- means  auto for hire  


  Rauner- might have been his last name

There was a guy in  Bamberg,who drove a big Audi called"Nitro Express",and had that painted on the side. He could get you from downtown to the front gate ib no time. I've even been in his cab when he passed slower cars in the wrong lane under the railroad,down by the Bahnhof! Never a dull ride!

About April 1977 a taxi cab driver was taken up to the church on the hill "mariahilfberg" and was robbed and murdered and left for dad. A Sp/5 Tim McShane of HHT 3./2 ACR was serving life for that murder when I left in 1979.


Anyone back then remember being locked up and let the Polizei walk by and look at all of us like we were a bunch of criminals in a line up .


The medics and the Chaplains office had the duties of bringing him warm cloths, blankets and c rations. Anybody else remember this and I think the murdered  taxi cab driver's name was Kurt!

we had a indian sp/4 who fell asleep on the train, missed his stop and was detained at the East/West border for 2 wks before we got him back.His name was Dave something from Oklahoma. Wish I could remember his last name.

Really crazy when he was drunk but wasn't we all

Robb,  I worked in the PAC from 77 to 79 and we had a guy on the books by the name of Overko.  He was in the prison in Amberg, we used to run by during PT.  I heard he was there for murdering a cabbie in , like 68.  He was a pvt and was going to be on the books till he got out of prison, at which time he would be court-martialed.  But I sure remember him on the alpha roster.

Tom, checking out your biz card for the taxi dreiver (dec 2010).  Was this guy also know to us as AJ as in AJ Foyt because of how fast he drove?  At least Kurt Warner used to call him that.
Bob,do not remember but he was always parked out side the front gate.,with his black? Mercedes.I believe it was a buck to go anywhere in Amberg.



Colonels of the Regiment

9th Colonel of the Regiment David R. Clendenin 29 Oct 1888 – 2 Apr 1891



This was the third design of the 2d Cavalry DUI, worn from 1924-1931. The sharp points on the ends of the bottom scroll again called for a redesign.


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