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Open invitation to all who lived through or served during the cold war and can remember a world before computers.

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Comment by Harry Warner on July 2, 2009 at 6:47am
Thank you Sigmund..the honey wagon. Think of the worst thing you ever smelled.....it would smell like roses compared to the honey wagon.
Comment by Sigmund Fertig on July 2, 2009 at 12:34am
I remember my first field trip outside Bamberg, we were in this field and over yonder was a german farmer pulling this wagon through his field. So I asked my platoon Sgt. what was this guy doing. He replied that the wago was called a " Honey Wagon " and I asked why they called it that. He replied that I would find out when the wind changed directions. Well the wind changed direction soon after and I yanked my glove off ( it was winter) and covered my nose and mouth so I could breathe. The aroma if you could call it that was GROSS.
Comment by Thomas Blaszkiewicz on July 1, 2009 at 9:43pm
I remember every night the farmers used to come to the mess hall and load up on the food wastes.The animals near Pond Barracks ate good.
Comment by Harry Warner on July 1, 2009 at 6:16pm
If any of you had the pleasure of riding near one of the farmer's fertilizer wagons, you might recall the gut wrenching odors coming from them. I heard that they used to use some "human" waste products to fertilize their crops. I know that the food was some of the best I've ever had. Their potatoes had a taste that was unique, and the glop they fed their livestock sure helped too.
Comment by Wayne Dixon on July 1, 2009 at 5:31pm
When I use to take out my patrol from Gates, we use to pick up a schnitzel sandwich from along our patrol route, they made the best and largest, I loved the old farmers bread the round loaf. I have tried to fine some here in the states, no luck. During the winter I would have a jar of cherrie hot peppers to keep us warm.
Comment by Harry Warner on July 1, 2009 at 5:19pm
Sorry Wayne, I had to spell it out.
Comment by Wayne Dixon on July 1, 2009 at 5:17pm
Hello Mike, CRS'S is Can't Remember S==T, the start of Alsheimer.. to answer the others, the taxi driver I new in Amberg was fritz and he owned a gasthaus in Amberg. The driver from Gates I do not remember, like Fritz I think he had a Gasthaus also going into Mark-t
Comment by Harry Warner on July 1, 2009 at 5:15pm
Can't Remember Shit...pardon my French.
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.
 

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