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Comment by Dave Gettman on March 6, 2018 at 2:07pm

I wonder if they were holding a Great Tattoo ceremony?

Comment by Jim Clendenen on March 6, 2018 at 2:05pm

Sorry it's over now, crowd is breaking up. Really wild looking, torches, military formations marching by, kinda reminded me of the news reals I've seen from the 40's

Comment by Jim Clendenen on March 6, 2018 at 2:02pm

You guys got to see this they're doing a torch light military parade!

http://webcams.amberg.de/cam/Rathaus.html

Comment by Jim Clendenen on March 6, 2018 at 2:00pm

Even more amazing Dave is I"M GETTING ON A PLANE!!

Comment by Dave Gettman on March 6, 2018 at 1:28pm

Jim,

Even more amazing than you stepping foot in Germany again for the first time in 50 years, is you taking time off from work to do it! Your wife must still be in shock. You kids have a good time on your anniversary.

Comment by Dave Gettman on March 6, 2018 at 1:20pm

Cham was part of the 2d Cav's stomping grounds just after WW II. Second Squadron, Second Cavalry Group assumed responsibility for Kreis Cham on September 23, 1945....my mom's 19th birthday.

This is the 2d Cavalry area of occupation for 2d, 42d, and Provincial Squadrons as of May 19, 1945. Cham is just off the left edge of the map midway down.

You can click on the map to enlarge it, then click on it again to make it even bigger.

Comment by Thomas Blaszkiewicz on March 6, 2018 at 12:17pm

Jim,they say the tanks from Amberg are on the move to a new location in Cham.

Comment by Jim Clendenen on March 6, 2018 at 12:05pm

Tom;

I'll be in Frankfurt on April 23rd. just a lay over on our way to Greece. Wife and I are going for our 30th anniversary. On the return trip we'll have an 18 hr. lay over in Frankfurt, maybe we'll try to get to town and have dinner or something. It will be 50 yrs. when we get to Frankfurt since the last time I was on German soil.

Comment by Thomas Blaszkiewicz on March 6, 2018 at 11:59am

Jim,I think they are waiting for us to come back.Last time for us was 2002.

Comment by Jim Clendenen on March 6, 2018 at 10:24am

http://webcams.amberg.de/cam/Rathaus.html

 something going on in Amberg

 

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