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Comment by Sigmund Fertig on July 24, 2015 at 10:08am

Harold, I remember it well, some establishment in town got stuck big time cause the G.I.'s who they gave scrip to exchange to greenbacks were short timers and took their money and never went back to town. Same thing happened to some taxi drivers.

Comment by harold goldstein on July 24, 2015 at 9:44am

Sig, you should remember this one  Wayne, you also

1957 1959 HAROLD GOLDSTEIN    

              In 1958 sometime, the SCRIP $’s were eliminated and greenbacks were put in.  Well the whole town of Nuremberg was at our fence, screaming at the windows, “change it for me you can keep 50%”  $5. for 10 scrip$ -$10. for 20  scrip $  I did make a few $ on it but I did not have enough money to make a lot.

Comment by harold goldstein on July 24, 2015 at 9:38am

Good Morning to all you troops of the 2nd ACR.Ot's nice , but it's gonna rain

Ronny O.  thank you for the story.  We now completed 7 pages.  we need 200 pages to make it worth while of short stories (or long) of our lives as soldiers.

I'm gonna put in the story of the changing of SCRIP to GREENBACK and how the Germans were standing at the fence waving 20's and 10's scrip $ asking for 50% even less.  we were given 24 hour notice

Comment by Tom E. Williams on July 24, 2015 at 9:27am

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Comment by Tom E. Williams on July 24, 2015 at 9:25am

morning Troopers

Had a field mouse invade my rat infested house last night,  I was lying in bed reading and saw the little sucker out of the corner of my eye going into my goodie box where I keep my snacks, it seems that field mice don't like oatmeal pies, moon pies, cheese crackers or ritz crackers but the love Nekot cookies, so now I was pissed so I got up and looked for a trap and so it goes I couldn't find one so I woke my wife up and she said she didn't know where any were  this was around 2:30 am  she finally found 2 so I set one of them in my goodie box and in less than 10 minutes I got him or her as the case may be either way it was dead,  since they only come out at night and I have already set the trap hopefully it was the only one

Comment by John MacEnroe on July 23, 2015 at 4:51pm
Hey Tom, as long as you keep posting, birthdays aren't so important!
Comment by Frank L Moseley on July 23, 2015 at 10:20am

Happy Birthday to your Son, Tom W. My Son turned 33 in Feb.

I can recall two suicides at Pond Barracks while I was there. One hanged himself in HQ Trp Basement. He had 2 weeks until his ETS. The other one went to the Track Park, opened up an M-114, climbed in, closed the hatch, then put an M-60 to his head.

It's cloudy, 88 deg., 70% humidity, and a 40% chance of afternoon and evening rain.

Kinda neat lookin' wagon this morning Tom.... 1940 something or early 50's??

Mebbe later today, I'll spin the yarn about the New Years night AJ and I had in 1967 into 1968.

Enjoy the day, take care, carry sabers

Toujours Pret

P.S.: Dave G, that's a motley crew you've assembled there, kinda fuzzy though...LOL

Comment by harold goldstein on July 23, 2015 at 9:53am

Tom that is a difficult one.


It does remind me in 1958 a messenger came to Regimental HQ and while he was here he decided to explore Hitler's underground tunnels under Merrill.  They found him the next day in the tunnel where he used his 45 to blow himself away. 


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