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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 public high school science teacher. 2 kids older now and flown the nest. Enjoying my first grandchild, 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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