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That time the NAZI's invaded Camp Gates...in 1987

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Comment by Stephen (STEVE-O) Bowen on August 23, 2009 at 4:54pm
The BOSE! We were in a room "prepping"for a Friday night out and the guy ( I think his name was Deeth) had the 901/501 setup. When the copters came on wee all thought it was Dueller coming in on the Parade Field!
Comment by Dave Gettman on August 23, 2009 at 3:02pm
Marty Banning had a Kenwood Jumbo amp that looked like a 1960's NASA control panel. It was huge, and boy could it put out the power!! Had it hooked up to an Akai reel-to-reel, TEAC dual cassette player, Garrard turntable, a set of Bose 901's in the front, and 501's in the back. The 4-channel headphones were the best I ever heard. Pink Floyd's helicopters had you running for cover!!

I had one of those free 8-track players you got from Columbia Tapes and Records when you joined. MP's got it and all my tapes, along with everything else I owned at the time except the clothes on my back and some photo albums a buddy grabbed for me....long story.

Last 35mm camera in Germany was a Ricoh. Sgt. Parmenter borrowed it and my suede leather jacket one day at Camp Pitman to go on a three day pass to take his last pictures in Germany. Never saw him, my camera or my jacket again.
Comment by Jesse Kelley on August 23, 2009 at 12:35pm
Let see, I bought Minolta SRT101 camera, Marantz reciever, Sansui speakers, although Bose were the rave at the time. Akai reel to reel, but dont remember sending any of it home, except the camera.
Comment by Stephen (STEVE-O) Bowen on August 23, 2009 at 12:21pm
My section chief,Ernie Smith, lived off post and had about the biggest system I can recall-Pre Amp,Amp 16 Channel Equalizer,Reverb,Dual Cassette, 2 turntables,Reel to Reel and 4Big -Assed Sansui Speakers!
Bob Wisdom had these 2 HUGE Klipsch Concert Hall speakers in the Barracks-they were about the size of a chest of drawers!
Comment by James F. Burgos on August 23, 2009 at 10:43am
OK guys, 'fess up. How many of us bought Cannon Cameras and Yamaha Stereo sets at the PX? How many were shipped directly home and how many were used on Post?
Comment by Thomas Blaszkiewicz on August 22, 2009 at 11:52am
The Roma was good and close to the base.Like right across the street from the side gate.Also downtown an Italian place called Sandros??(Spelling)My wife was also with me ,been back in 2001and 2002 maybe next year.
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 !!!

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9th Colonel of the Regiment David R. Clendenin 29 Oct 1888 – 2 Apr 1891



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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