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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.
Comment by Harry Warner on July 1, 2009 at 1:55pm
Try Google "Renault auto history". You might have some luck there.
Comment by Wayne Dixon on July 1, 2009 at 1:18pm
This 77'er is getting to have a lot of CRS"s, stll hanging in there. It just takes a little longer to bring all the answer's forward, reaction not as swift. I am going to research the renault car I had, it was a 40 some model. With it being that far back I don't know if I can come up with a picture of it. Going to try.
Comment by Harry Warner on July 1, 2009 at 1:03pm
A hardy welcome to all CRSer's, and to all who aspire to become CRSer's. We veteran CRSer's need new ones to carry on the oblivion we so very much enjoy, when we can remember to do so.
Comment by Dave Gettman on July 1, 2009 at 11:28am
If CRS is a pre-requisite to this group, I should fit in just fine.

Learned to drive a stick on my uncles 680 acre ranch in a faded red '47 Ford pickup. When I had that down pretty good, he let me try out the ranch car that he took grandma Barber to town in, an oxidized gold '49 Ford.

Uncle Ken had a sawmill of sorts out by the barn. The saw was powered by the front half of his pride and joy, a Model T Ford that he loved as much as life itself. His Uncle Bob had cut the car in half one day when Ken was at work, and used it to power the mill.
Comment by Jesse Kelley on July 1, 2009 at 10:16am
I have always been a pick-up man, and my dad loved Fords. He taught me how to rebuild a engine and drilled me until I could do it with my eyes closed.
I rebelled and went with Mopar, but now looking back I would have to say the 1949 Ford PU is the one for me.

Thanks again for grandfathering me Harry
Comment by Harry Warner on July 1, 2009 at 8:21am
Make that '62 or '63. See, another senior moment.
Comment by Harry Warner on July 1, 2009 at 8:19am
Michael, you were lucky to have tv. Christmas eve '63 or '64 I was in the Amberg dispensary with a couple other medics feeling very homesick and lonely. So we made up a witches brew of grain alcohol some orange flavoring and put on Radio Luxombourg, which was one of not very many english speaking stations at that time. I still get goose bumps when I hear Telstar by the Ventures. It seems that was all they played. Thinking back, I hope we weren't on duty then.

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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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