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ErnieKeel
  • Montclair, NJ
  • United States

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ErnieKeel's Discussions

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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Profile Information

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" Seem to remember a lot of Mud, Pom Frits, Siren going off 3 in morning when the Hawk was at its worse, starting tanks up every 4 hours during cold nights, the ammo dump, quarters for the beer machine, words like "on the way", later, and knocking an Amberg street lamp down with main gun while traversing turret around, XO said I would have to pay for that 1,800 marks pls!
Tell us a little about you now.
Retired NJ public high school Science teacher. 2 kids older now and flown the nest. Enjoying my two grandchildren, Andria 6 years and Allie 2 yr. Live in NJ , winter in Stuart, FL. Married 42 yrs. Enjoy fishing, travel, great outdoors, reading historical non fiction, documentaries, NY Giant football, Deacon and Sunday School teacher 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)
Do you have a web site?
http://facebook ernie kiel
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(Found), the guys in Mad Company, Second to None platoon 1973-75.

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ErnieKeel commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Good Day to all you old timers . I was watching On iPad, Movie Jeremiah Johnson again for 20th time and grabbed a pic of Redford’s cavalry cap with 2nd Cavalry. I know we discussed this some time ago but CRS syndrome prevails in old timers,…"
Oct 26
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Oct 26
ErnieKeel commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Hey Harry, got ur email, sorry been mia. It seems I have been called out of teaching retirement to host my granddaughter as she goes to virtual school twice a week. Been busy, with dr stuff ; minor back surgery to remove large cyst. They flagged me…"
Sep 20
ErnieKeel commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Harold some pretty crazy stories there, think we all saw and heard a few sad and crazy things, dear john letters were no joke. Shannon , you probably saw it but if you didn't, check out Ford vs ferrari on HBO now, pretty good race flick. Harry…"
Jun 26
ErnieKeel commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Hey Harry, Erika is still recovering but during well all things considered. She is dealing with residual (neuropathic?) pain and is a bit in the dumps about that. Having some experience with spine/ neuro surgery I tell her that it takes some time to…"
May 26
ErnieKeel commented on Robert M. Lavoie's group NFL NASCAR BASEBALL AND MORE - Trash Talk?
"Hey Dave, Giants take a trip in Dec to play you guys. Maybe you remember this game from 2010 , I thought i saw you sitting next to this guy. !"
May 26
ErnieKeel commented on Robert M. Lavoie's group NFL NASCAR BASEBALL AND MORE - Trash Talk?
May 26
ErnieKeel commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Impressive pics of stuck Tanks Chief. its amazing how deep they can sink in soft earth like quik sand. Hope everyone is well and has a reflective Memorial Day. Dave glad to see you up and about some advice about watching the grandkids, have plenty…"
May 20
ErnieKeel commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Hey Dave, help a guy who's lost. How do I navigate to Troop Photos (M CO 1974) Seems to have lost my way."
Apr 27
ErnieKeel commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Damn Shannon, you a youngin! Hope you enjoying new digs in Vol State. I'm 64 feel like 74, but not complaining. nice to dial up this page and see some of the oldtimers around. hope everybody and their love ones safe from virus. My daughter is…"
Apr 25
ErnieKeel commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"My daughter's operation is over And she is doing well. We are cautiously optimistic, but doctor believes Erika we be fine! She still has some bench marks to clear and recovering to do but Our Erika is one tough cookie. I face timed her today…"
Apr 18
ErnieKeel commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Thank you all for your concern and prayers hey are much appreciated. You all stay safe, good to have friends like you."
Apr 10
ErnieKeel commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Got your email Harry, I hope all the old timers well and holding up ok. Especially Harold who was on sick call recently. Sorry been MIA but going through some tough times in Kiel camp. My beautiful daughter  Erika, 33 yrs old, has been very ill…"
Apr 9
ErnieKeel commented on Robert M. Lavoie's group NFL NASCAR BASEBALL AND MORE - Trash Talk?
"Harry, I hear you a blue collar attitude from the old school. Great attitude in the bob papa interview I saw. Now if we can only get a defense..."
Jan 10
ErnieKeel commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Merry Christmas and happy holidays to ALL the fellas.True words spoken Dave. Appreciate your fathers service. My wife's Dad retired MstSgt. Marine with 33 yrs service was deployed in 3 wars also: ww2, Korea and Vietnam.  Harry hope Santa…"
Dec 25, 2019
ErnieKeel commented on Robert M. Lavoie's group NFL NASCAR BASEBALL AND MORE - Trash Talk?
"Hey Harry, Did you hear? Giants about to set a NEW record: most consecutive losses in a season! This is getting Ugly, Pat Shumers out, maybe Gettleman too. The only positive right now is the #2 pick in 20 draft. My son said there were more green bay…"
Dec 2, 2019
ErnieKeel commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Harry, that is Hysterical! Thank you for the belly laugh today . My wife and I are still laughing :-)"
Oct 16, 2019
ErnieKeel commented on Robert M. Lavoie's group NFL NASCAR BASEBALL AND MORE - Trash Talk?
"Harry, this is what I'm talking about. You just want your team (G-men) to play some competitive exciting play. And hopefully win some games along the way! It certainly looks like a new era has begun. Hope Barkley injury not serious. Can we make…"
Sep 23, 2019
ErnieKeel commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"See these philosophical questions and Answers are why the oldtimers is the best forum. We are at that age now where we ponder our lives and experiences and hopefully become wiser for it.  "
Sep 17, 2019
ErnieKeel commented on Robert M. Lavoie's group NFL NASCAR BASEBALL AND MORE - Trash Talk?
"Harry, no I was not, thank God, at the Bills game. Eli looked very shaky, he was "telegraphing" every throw, that's why they kept batting them down. He must hold the record for that. They have to sit Eli, they are losing their base.…"
Sep 17, 2019
 
 
 

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