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Comment by Mike Kultgen on July 1, 2009 at 5:09pm
No, but I remember 5 mark bridge on the way to Nurnberg.
Comment by Thomas Blaszkiewicz on July 1, 2009 at 5:02pm
Anyone remember Queer Willy"s??The little German store on the way to Nurenberg.Always a pit stop when I was at Amberg.
Comment by Mike Kultgen on July 1, 2009 at 4:57pm
Alright I'll bite, what the hell does CRS mean? Ah yes, Brand and Marktredwitz. When we would go to Gates, a buddy would run the club and I frequently went with him into town to pick up brochen and wurst.
Comment by Harry Warner on July 1, 2009 at 4:55pm
I guess if you think about it, Mercedes was a rather common car there. I'm pretty sure this one was out of Mark-T. I spent more time there than Amberg, although there are some periods of time that others could fill in for me. I spent 6 weeks in Nurenberg Hospital eating through a straw.
Comment by Thomas Blaszkiewicz on July 1, 2009 at 4:44pm

Harry,do not remember his name but there was a German taxi driver always out side the front gate of Pond Barracks.He used to charge us 1 dollar to take us whereever..He had a Mercedes
Comment by Harry Warner on July 1, 2009 at 4:13pm
Thank you Tom.
Hey Wayne, do you know this guy? What was his name? Being stationed at Gates for many months, I went into town alot. Unfortunately, I don't remember too many return trips. There was this gasthaus in Mark-T that had the best goulash soup. Lots of black bread. That, and the flip-top beer. Oh boy!
Comment by Thomas Blaszkiewicz on July 1, 2009 at 3:58pm
Harry,the taxi driver was a buddy of Wayne Dixon,The guy also owned a gausthaus that Wayne drank his POP at.
Comment by Wayne Dixon on July 1, 2009 at 3:14pm
Harry, I checked that area, also during the early 40's they built tanks, They came out in 46 I believe with the Model 16. Getting back in the auto market after the war. As old as mine was must have been made before the war.
Comment by Harry Warner on July 1, 2009 at 2:30pm
It's funny what strikes a memory cord. It was one of the few times I was able to pick up anything on the radio, at least in english.
I am looking for anyone who might have gone into Mark-T from Camp Gates, who might have called the taxi driver for a ride. Drove a Mercedes. Nice guy..also owned a bar, if I recall correctly.
Comment by Mike Kultgen on July 1, 2009 at 2:07pm
Many thanks to Harry Warner for reminding me of Radio Luxembourg. When we could, my border team would sneak what was at that time called a "transistor radio" along to OP-42 for a 24 hr shift. It was the only station we could recieve at nite along the grenz.

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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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