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Chris Scheibel
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  • Amberg, Bavaria
  • Germany

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Chris Scheibel posted a status
"Happy Thanksgiving from Germany :)"
Nov 27, 2014
Chris Scheibel commented on Robb Russell's group Amberg
"Thanks, folks. Yeah I looked up the place in Google - looks fantastic - but according to the internet there are only 40 people living there :) Any recommendations when travelling there from Germany?A rental car seems to be a must - probably a 4x4 ;)"
Nov 9, 2014
Chris Scheibel commented on Robb Russell's group Amberg
"I don't know where to post this, but the Amberg semms to be the best place. I joined Dragoon Base four years ago because I was searching for my dad I never knew and I did not know he even existed for 35 years.Today I am more than happy to be…"
Nov 4, 2014
Chris Scheibel replied to Jeffrey Fisher's discussion D Battery in the group Amberg, Third Squadron
"Is there anybody here who was stationed at D Btry, 2/57 ADA. I am still looking for Staven D Cramer who was on that position during the early 70ies (ha was discharged in 1973)"
Oct 25, 2014
Chris Scheibel might attend Tony Fowler's event

Amberg REFOGER at Amberg, Germany

September 17, 2014 at 6pm to September 19, 2014 at 7pm
There is a small group of us planning a trip back to Amberg on the of September 15th 2014. We plan to meet at the former Roma Café Wednesday night and tours Thursday and Friday. We have been working with Michael Strosser. With tours of The Reed museum, Camp Reed/Rotz, some border crossings and meet and greet with some former Czech guards. Anyone interested in coming along we would love to have you. Here is the FB link to the 2nd ACR FB page. Toujours Pret.…See More
Aug 13, 2014
Dave Gettman commented on Chris Scheibel's photo


"I picked up this same stein on e-Bay a few years ago, and it is now in the 2d Cavalry's museum in Vilseck, Germany, with other 2d Cavalry steins I donated. Also got this mug from 3/2ACR..."
Jan 13, 2013
Chris Scheibel posted photos
Jan 8, 2013
Chris Scheibel posted a status
"Still searching for Steven D. Cramer. served at the Pond Barracks 71-74. AFAIK in the Hawk unit or Howitzer Btry. Any help is appreciated."
Jan 8, 2013
Chris Scheibel replied to Eric Heller's discussion Amberg--LTA in the group Amberg
"Thank you, I am sure that will help me a lot. I shall get back to you for a few more questions later, if I may. That area indeed was a local training area for the Bundeswehr."
Nov 8, 2012
Chris Scheibel replied to Eric Heller's discussion Amberg--LTA in the group Amberg
"Out of personal interest - does anyone remember which unit the Hawks belonged to? Were they part of the 3/2 ACR like the Pond Barracks or were they part of a dedicated air defense unit? Was anyone of you stationed there between '70 and…"
Nov 5, 2012
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Oct 5, 2012
Chris Scheibel left a comment for Jesse Kelley
"Thanks Jesse, been celebrating with my family at the Oktoberfest :-)"
Sep 25, 2011
Jesse Kelley left a comment for Chris Scheibel
"HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHRIS Wishing you many more, from all of us at DragoonBase!!!"
Sep 25, 2011
Chris Scheibel left a comment for Thomas Blaszkiewicz
"Thank you for your wishes!I've been busy job hunting recently and too much on my mind. Plud I'm frustrated how the search for my father is going. I hope to find some information when the museum in Vilseck opens. Just need to find someone…"
Sep 24, 2011
Thomas Blaszkiewicz left a comment for Chris Scheibel
"Chris,where have you been  ?????? For tomorrow, Alles Gute Zum Geburtstag !!!!"
Sep 24, 2011
Chris Scheibel commented on Robb Russell's group Amberg
"John, I actually lived in Germany all my live since my mom somehow broke up with my father and I never got the chance to get to know him. So it's not that big of a trip since I live in Munich now ;) I hope to fly over to the States next year…"
Dec 16, 2010

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What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
Where were you stationed?
What MOS or job description did you have?
What was your rank/title?
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
Tell us a little about you now.
Looking for Steven D. Kramer (Cramer?)
He was at Pond Barracks from '68 - '73
His was in the Artillery troop, maybe Hawk Missiles
Any help would be much appreciated

(Ex) Amberg resident

As I grew up in and around Amberg and also spent a fair share of time at Pond Barracks I'm happy to see so many of you have fond memories about their time in Amberg.
And probably I have seen some of you in MC's, Happy Rock or the Harmony so a heartfelt 'Hello' from me to you guys.
Amberg never has been the same since the Army left.

Why I'm here:
I am looking for a soldier who was in Amberg from 1969 - 1973 or 1974.
As I learnt recently he is my father, whom I have never met.
The latest info I got was that he served in an artillery troop or the HAWK troup.

His name is Steven D. Cramer or Kramer. The D. could stand for Duane or David - I am not sure here.
He was from (Anaheim?) California.

Any help would be much appreciated.

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At 11:05am on September 25, 2011, Jesse Kelley said…
Wishing you many more, from all of us at DragoonBase!!!
At 11:05am on September 24, 2011, Thomas Blaszkiewicz said…
Chris,where have you been  ?????? For tomorrow, Alles Gute Zum Geburtstag !!!!
At 1:14pm on September 25, 2010, Jesse Kelley said…
At 1:44pm on January 27, 2010, Thomas Blaszkiewicz said…
In 1970 we lived on Georgenstrasse 34.Back then it was a bicycle shop ,the ladies name was Frau Schmidtbauer.Now is is a ladies dress store.In Gialoh we lived upstairs from a butcher shop.(Metzgerie) spelling?Rosenplatz 4.
At 8:31pm on January 26, 2010, Thomas Blaszkiewicz said…
Chris I don't reconize the name Steve Lafon.
At 8:20pm on January 26, 2010, Thomas Blaszkiewicz said…
Chris,when did you hang around Pond Barracks?Were you let on base?I was there 69-71.A guy had a german girlfriend then,her name was Linda.She worked at either Storg or Kauhof on the main street downtown,Goegenstrasse.I am talking many years ago,how old are you?The last time my wife and I were back at Amberg was2002,maybe this year we will go back again.We lived on Goegenstrasse for a while and then in Gialoh.
At 3:31pm on January 19, 2010, Siegbert Marquardt said…
Welcome Chris

and Bindlach/Bayreuth never has been the same since the Army left.
At 2:25pm on January 19, 2010, Jesse Kelley said…
Welcome Chris,
Hope you enjoy the site, and find some old, and maybe some new friends here, I know there are a lot of troopers here that were in Amberg.
At 12:02pm on January 19, 2010, Dave Gettman said…
Yes Chris, and none of us have been the same since leaving Deutschland!

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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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