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Comment by James F. Burgos on September 3, 2010 at 10:21am
No, Tom. Haven't been to Europe since 1983 but I sure wish I could ! I would love to see Amberg again, especially the small park and paths along the River. I wonder if the Weinstubbe is still there ? I sure could use some hi fat German food again before I croak. And the Bier, oh YES, the Bier. I met a German tourist in Laughlin, Nv. last year and he told me that since the re-unification Germany is not as CLEAN as it used to be. He says that the " Easterners" like to spray grafitti on the walls. I was shocked, to say the least. He had served in the BGS in the early 70's !
Comment by Dave Gettman on September 3, 2010 at 10:19am
I visited Bindlach/Bayreuth/Vilseck/Feucht/Nuremberg in 2008. Plenty photos on my page.
Comment by Thomas Blaszkiewicz on September 2, 2010 at 10:18pm
Question!!!!! Any OLD TIMERS been back to Germany lately?????????
Any been back to Amberg lately ???????/
Comment by Vearl Hughes on September 2, 2010 at 7:16pm
I remember drawing about $ 63 a month as a Pvt. in 1962. Low $ 80 as an Spec 4. in 63 and 64.
No wonder I didn't re-up.
Comment by Wayne Dixon on September 1, 2010 at 12:03pm
Just looked at the pay scale, an E-4 under 2 years. The Base is $1,986.30, not counting the other amounts received. I can recall receiving only 250. a month when I retired as a E-6 in 1969.
Comment by James F. Burgos on September 1, 2010 at 10:44am
STEVE-O, what makes you think that Dear Leader ( or McCain for that matter ) WANTS our Border Problem fixed ? I think that the Feds are using Arizona as a safety valve to relieve Mexico of their excess poor ! Otherwise, those poor SOB's might have a long needed Revolution. The same ELEVEN FAMILIES own just about everything in Mexico and have since President Madero was assassinated by General Huerta in 1917. Viva Villa ! Viva Zapata ! See what happened to them ?
Comment by James F. Burgos on September 1, 2010 at 10:32am
Dennis, you must remember the prices back then. I rented a one bedroom apartment in the German Hi-rise building right across the street from the NCO family housing in 1968. $50 per month. The furniture I got free from the warehouse in Graf. When I made E 5 I was getting $540 a month and my wife got a $150 allotment. We ate at the Roma Cafe almost every night !
Comment by Stephen (STEVE-O) Bowen on August 31, 2010 at 10:51pm
Pull out of Afghanistan,Move Regimental HQ to Ft Huachuca, let US conduct Border Ops. probem solved
Comment by Dennis Wayne Williams on August 31, 2010 at 10:29pm
Just looking over old pay records how did we servive. highest pay year 1973 it was 4,677 as e-4. What do they make today.
Comment by Michael Asahina on August 31, 2010 at 1:09pm
Governor Brewer blasts Obama over submission to UN specifying AZ immigration law. Request for guns, money and lawyers. http://tucsoncitizen.com/the-cholla-jumps/2010/08/27/governor-brewe...
 

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