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Comment by Stephen (STEVE-O) Bowen on December 23, 2010 at 3:46pm

 30 years ago, on a snowy,Hof night ,nobody wanted a pass,so me and Joe Allen went out. We wandered around and everything was closed, it was  Christmas Eve. Couldn't find a cab so we kept walking around. We finally saw a light in a Gasthaus and went in. Ended up having one of the best times I had in Germany,the owner kept bringing food and liquor and bier. He was a HUGE Elvis fan and kept playing him on the jukebox.We finally left in the wee hours of Christmas Day alot happier and a whole lot less sober.

         MERRY CHRISTMAS  MY FRIENDS AND FELLOW TROOPERS!

         AND LIGHT A CANDLE FOR ALL OUR BRAVE TROOPS OUT THERE ACROSS THE WORLD,STANDING FOR US.

Comment by Harry Warner on December 23, 2010 at 2:56pm
oops, make that my UNdying gratitude.
Comment by Harry Warner on December 23, 2010 at 2:47pm
OK you oldtimers, put on your thinking cap....back in the early 60's, there was a taxi driver out of Amberg who also happened to own a bar/gasthaus in town.  Drove a Mercedes taxi.  Anybody remember his name and name of the bar?  I spent a couple of Christmas's whith him and his family but I'll be damned if I can remember his name.  There are no prizes here but my dying gratitude.   
Comment by Thomas Blaszkiewicz on December 23, 2010 at 2:31pm
To all of the oldtimers and to all of the dragoonbase troopers.I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas and finds comfort in the coming year! And make sure you are ALWAYS READY!!!!!!!!
Comment by Jeffrey C Havens on December 23, 2010 at 12:19pm
To all you old farts,wishing you the very best of hollidays. Remember those that arn't home!  TOUJOURS PRET.
Comment by Harry Warner on December 23, 2010 at 12:10pm
Merry Christmas to all.  I hope and pray that we could see peace in our lifetime.  
Comment by Andrew T. Hirsch on December 23, 2010 at 11:39am

Merry Christmas and a happy new year to all.

          Toujours Pret.

Comment by James F. Burgos on December 23, 2010 at 11:16am
Merry Christmas to ALL !  Pray for our Troops.  Toujours Pret.  
Comment by Thomas Blaszkiewicz on December 14, 2010 at 8:59pm

John,Look at my pictures.The mess hall is a German Rest.Other than the apartments,from the troop billets  all the rest is knocked down.

Comment by John G Boyd on December 14, 2010 at 7:08pm

I have used that website, USAEUR Units and Kasernes, it is very useful and the source of some pics I have of the Amberg's Pond Barracks.

ps

Them apartments they made outta  them troop billetts don't look too bad ...

wonder what they made outta the mess hall, Supply at the other end of the parade grounds, and the Officers Club, NCO clup, PX e.t.c.???

 

Only one way to find out.

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