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ErnieKeel
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Short History of Amberg Beer Which was Your Favorite?
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Following info taken from www.stadtmuseumamberg.de/index.php?id=417OUR BEER AMBERGER - BREWERIES AND RESTAURANTSThe tradition of brewing…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by mark adkins Mar 15, 2013.

Schutzenheim Bar in Amberg in 70's
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Does anyone remember a bar called the Shutzenheim (sic) in Amberg? It was ther during the 70's and was on the far outskirts of town as I recall. It was more of a locals (german) bar then the Melody…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Thomas Blaszkiewicz Jul 2, 2012.

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What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
M CO 3/2 ACR Amberg 2nd Platoon
Where were you stationed?
Pond Barracks Amberg and a bar called Shutzenheim which was on far outskirts of Amberg.
What MOS or job description did you have?
11 Echo-Tanker M-60
What was your rank/title?
Sp-4
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
1973-1975
Tell us a little about your cav days.
Enlisted right after turning 17. Wanted to go Ranger but recruiter says you don't want that! Go instead to beautiful Germany driving the biggest car (M60) on the road. And don't forget fraulein and Bier! What can i say to that but but " always ready"
Tell us a little about you now.
Retired NJ public high school science teacher. 2 kids older now and flown the nest. Enjoying my first grandchild, Andria who just turned 3 years. Live in NJ and winter in Stuart, FL. Married 39 yrs. Enjoy fishing, travel, great outdoors, reading historical non fiction, documentaries, NY Giant football, Deacon in 1st Presbyterian Church. Favorite film- Forest, Forest Gummp! Favorite poem: "Rock me to Sleep" by Elizabeth Akers Allen.
Current favorite Quote: "KNOWLEDGE SPEAKS WISDOM LISTENS" by: (look it up you be surprised)
Phone number (Optional).
kiel4@aol.com
Name a few buddies you served with that you would like to find.
Mike Long,(Found!), Lt Patton, Olon Gardner (Passed Away), Mike Neilson, Robert Rayner, the guys in Mad Company, Second to None platoon 1973-75.

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At 12:18am on November 27, 2014, michael patrick long said…

ernie I have been looking for you for 40 years get back to me as soon as you get this 814-345-6883 avenger98@pennswoods.net today is nov.26th 2014 there is way to much to talk about i'll be here for hours

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ErnieKeel commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Dave good choice for "band" of the week. Leslie West grew up in my area and I got to see him and Mountain live many times (First time July 3, 1971). last time here in Montclair in 2010, (just before he lost his leg to diabetes infection).…"
Feb 25
ErnieKeel commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"I found this online:  I think this was what was going on, sounds like fun too!  I saw people walking around in weird costumes, someone had a cowboy hat on.   Weiberfasching or Weiberfastnacht  This is the female Fasching,…"
Feb 9
ErnieKeel commented on Robert M. Lavoie's group NFL NASCAR BASEBALL AND MORE - Trash Talk?
"Dilly Philly, well blow me down!  A good game to the end. Best play me thinks was the 4th & goal pass to foles. Great coaching decision."
Feb 5
ErnieKeel commented on Robert M. Lavoie's group NFL NASCAR BASEBALL AND MORE - Trash Talk?
"US map shows most people root for Eagles."
Feb 3
ErnieKeel commented on Robert M. Lavoie's group NFL NASCAR BASEBALL AND MORE - Trash Talk?
"And Ronny don’t forget, Belichek learned his lesson with G-men. Some credit has to go to Kraft as well. They make some trip when you add Brady who is like a player/coach! Gee where is Lavoie? Probably in Minn! Lol"
Jan 26
ErnieKeel commented on Robert M. Lavoie's group NFL NASCAR BASEBALL AND MORE - Trash Talk?
"Harry I agree and guess should have mentioned I might “lean” toward philly but fully expect Pats to win in last 30 seconds or so!"
Jan 26
ErnieKeel commented on Robert M. Lavoie's group NFL NASCAR BASEBALL AND MORE - Trash Talk?
"Sad to say I have can’t get amped for Super Bowl at all. Since I’m underdog guy I find myself leaning toward eagles, omg! A giant fan?"
Jan 26
ErnieKeel commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Congrats Sig on 40yrs. We did ours on 30, think it finally put my wife at ease because when we got married in 1977 she put the ring on the wrong (right) hand. I would say sometimes to chide her : “well we are not really married because of…"
Jan 26
ErnieKeel commented on Robert M. Lavoie's group NFL NASCAR BASEBALL AND MORE - Trash Talk?
"Ronny, Jerkens love for everything OK started as a child his hero was Micky Mantle. (Guess you knew that) Most people picking favorite Bama to win and I understand why but maybe have enough left in them from OU game to pull it off, if they can keep…"
Jan 8
ErnieKeel commented on Robert M. Lavoie's group NFL NASCAR BASEBALL AND MORE - Trash Talk?
"For what it’s worth my predictions for this football weekend. College Championship: Georgia over Alabama (got to love dawgs young freshmanQB) In NFL Wildcard: Atlanta over Rams, KC over Titans, Jags over Bills, Saints over Carolina."
Jan 6
ErnieKeel commented on Robert M. Lavoie's group NFL NASCAR BASEBALL AND MORE - Trash Talk?
"Ronny, that was some game!  Sorry about the loss for OU. I thought their was no stopping OU in the first half, then those Dawgs must have ate something during halftime. Dave it looks like we both have to find a team to root for in NFL playoffs"
Jan 2
ErnieKeel commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Something for all you wayfaring strangers:"
Dec 31, 2017
ErnieKeel commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Harold you piqued my interest. Be in FLA (Stuart) after the New Year, next time I'm near Ft. Laud, I'm going to "check" out Checkers. My Mom was from Deutschland and could cook a mean Sauerbraten, so I will let you know how…"
Dec 29, 2017
ErnieKeel commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"NEWS FLASH : the Supreme Court said that there cannot be a Nativity Scene on Capitol Hill this Christmas season. This isn’t because of any Religious reason. They simply have not been able to find Three Wise Men in our Nations Capital. The…"
Dec 10, 2017
ErnieKeel commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Shannon your suspicions are probably correct. NY Times reported many farms that grow cannabis have been scorched (perhaps intentionally by Mexican cartels?)"
Dec 9, 2017
ErnieKeel commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"GO ARMY BEAT NAVY !"
Dec 9, 2017
ErnieKeel commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"SNOW in northeast today Boys, Looks like a white Christmas for me. ARMY-NAVY game in Philly will be a snowball fight. Kinda appropriate that ARMY uniforms honor 10 mountain division with ski logos on helmets and uniforms."
Dec 9, 2017
ErnieKeel commented on Robert M. Lavoie's group NFL NASCAR BASEBALL AND MORE - Trash Talk?
"Ronnie OU very impressive win, peaking at right time. QB Mayfield should be 1st or 2nd round NFL pick. Gee, maybe Giants might have a shot at him if they loose the rest of their games! LOL Very depressing NFL season for me, got into some college…"
Dec 3, 2017
ErnieKeel commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Jim, just direct me to the Glühwein stand!"
Dec 1, 2017
ErnieKeel commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Harold found custom embroidered military jackets at gallishirts.com, they have the style you might be looking for and are fully customizable."
Nov 26, 2017
 
 
 

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