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Comment by James F. Burgos on August 22, 2009 at 10:47am
Thomas, yes you did go downstairs to the Weinstubbe. As for the other two places in town, I don't remember them. Queer Charlies ? Nope, I didn't own a POV and always took the DBB train to Nurnberg. Back in '68 and '69 my Wife and I went to the Ranch Bar Discoteque on Saturday nights and the Weinstubbe whenever we got the urge. We lived in a brand new highrise building right across from NCO housing and there was an Italian Rest. ( owned by a guy from Naples ) that had good food. We just took the elevator down and there was the Roma Cafe, EDEKA, and other venues. Who needed a POV?
Comment by Thomas Blaszkiewicz on August 21, 2009 at 8:09pm
James,The currywurst was great at the Weinstubbe.If I remember did you had to go downstairs to eat at that place?????????Also The Ring one block from the bahnhof very good Schnitzel and bier.You could hear the Frau pounding the meat.And the chicken house.Back when we were there downtown us mostly all G.I. The people must of really made money back then.Remember Queer Willy's ? On the way to Nurnbrerg or Graf. ,G.I.'s always stopped there.
Comment by Mike Kultgen on August 21, 2009 at 7:36pm
I don't remember if this was a B Troop thing or a 1st Squadron thing. Whenever someone was leaving, his buddies would carry his bags to the taxi stand or the bus-stop for him or if time allowed would accompany him down to the bahnhof to see him off. I also recall being told once the train leaves not to look back.
Comment by Greg Rad Radosin on August 21, 2009 at 7:20pm
They were the best bratts!!! un dunklewiessan !!!
Comment by Harry Warner on August 21, 2009 at 10:20am
Oh the things we did when we were young and foolish.
Comment by Harry Warner on August 21, 2009 at 10:19am
It also would have helped if you had remembered to close the lighter before putting it back in your pocket.
Comment by James F. Burgos on August 21, 2009 at 9:26am
Dave, you were supposed to put the lighter into your pocket RIGHT SIDE UP. The seals helped keep it in place. ( hopefully ) As for the Coin thing, I don't remember that but I do remember the Brattwurst stand right across the street from the Bahnhoff, where the bridge crossed the moat. One D. Mark, one meal. Weren't those the days? How about dinner at the Weinstubbe ? Schnitzel mit Pomm Salad? Currywurst? Hossenpfeffer? Damn my cholesterol, I want some !
Comment by Dave Gettman on August 20, 2009 at 10:36pm
Hard to keep Jesse under control sometimes. Proud to call him brother!
Comment by Harry Warner on August 20, 2009 at 10:05pm
As a favor to me, Jesse Kelly worked and reworked some more, an e-mail that I sent him and asked if he could make a video of. I suggested a song to add to it and he took care of the rest. I think it turned out pretty good and you might want to take a look at his page. Many thanks, Jesse.
Comment by Thomas Blaszkiewicz on August 20, 2009 at 9:06pm
Anyone remember when you left Amberg to come home.One of your buddies would put a pfennig or a mark on the train tracks at the bahnhof and when the train moved a little he would get it and give it to you for good luck!!!!!!!!!

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8th Colonel of the Regiment Nelson B. Sweitzer 9 Jun 1886 – 29 Oct 1888



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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