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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 two grandchildren, Andria 4 years and Sasha 1 yr. Live in NJ and winter in Stuart, FL. Married 41 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)
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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ErnieKeel commented on Robert M. Lavoie's group NFL NASCAR BASEBALL AND MORE - Trash Talk?
"Yes the Chargers had a short circuit, but I heard Belichick changed the current in the Bolts locker room from 110 to 220 and blew their fuse! Lol Seriously that coach has a plan for every team he meets especially the big ones. The Chargers were the…"
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ErnieKeel commented on Robert M. Lavoie's group NFL NASCAR BASEBALL AND MORE - Trash Talk?
"Wow so far crystal ball correct! Da Rams had two (2) one hundred yard runners, serious offensive numbers with Goff. Chiefs rode all over Colts. Andy I know your Pats are are at home but the cold doesn't affect electricity, right? Look out for a…"
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ErnieKeel commented on Robert M. Lavoie's group NFL NASCAR BASEBALL AND MORE - Trash Talk?
"Harry, the Bears loss to "those Birds" proves your point. Bears had best defense in NFL but their offense was anemic. Now for my picks this weekend:  the Chiefs hang on by an arrow,s edge to tame the Colts. (Indians chiefs know how to…"
Jan 9
ErnieKeel commented on Robert M. Lavoie's group NFL NASCAR BASEBALL AND MORE - Trash Talk?
"Dave, tough luck yesterday against the boys. Never saw a kicker go down like that. Good game right to the end.  Harry, G-men have some more work ahead of them. We really have a lot of talent but can't seem to finish, always letting games…"
Jan 6
ErnieKeel commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Remember Haru Mamburu, Remember Haru Mamburu, Have no idea what this Russian song is about but once you hear it you can't get it out of your head"
Dec 14, 2018
ErnieKeel commented on Robert M. Lavoie's group NFL NASCAR BASEBALL AND MORE - Trash Talk?
"Hey Harry, hope things are as well "down south". Have faith the NFL talking heads said yesterday that the g men in some miraculous way can still make the playoffs. They would have to  win the rest of their games and other teams have…"
Dec 12, 2018
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Dec 8, 2018
ErnieKeel commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Shannon, congrats and good luck on new house, sounds nice, TN is a beautiful state from what I recall. Grandkids must be excited that Pop-Pop is going to be living practically next door. 2 acres for them to run around on. One question, does this…"
Nov 29, 2018
ErnieKeel commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Very Noble of you guys.Thank you for your service. Reminds me a little of that move "taking corporal Chance" home. Dave you even look a little like Kevin Bacon. Toujours Pret"
Oct 28, 2018
ErnieKeel commented on Robert M. Lavoie's group NFL NASCAR BASEBALL AND MORE - Trash Talk?
"Harry, I'm sitting here thoroughly disgusted with the Giants. I blame this mess on the upper management, owners, etc. The players don't even look like they are interested in playing. There is a culture of individuality "look at me…"
Oct 28, 2018
ErnieKeel commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Frank, glad things are fixed, your looking good.   Well in north NJ we are not immune to disasters, the rains don't stop and all our basements are flooded.  Here is a video of the little Peckman river (part of  Passaic…"
Aug 16, 2018
ErnieKeel commented on Robert M. Lavoie's group NFL NASCAR BASEBALL AND MORE - Trash Talk?
"I heard there is a football game tonight. #1 draft pick vs # 2.  Booyah! Dave, Bob Kalsu was last NFL player to be a KIA until Pat Tillman in 2004. Much respect to these noble men."
Aug 9, 2018
ErnieKeel commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Harry that was awesome car show video, lots of old Buicks there. Hope things are well in your part of the State. Going to Giants home opener vs Jacksonville, we'll see what kind of team we have this year early I guess."
Jul 30, 2018
ErnieKeel commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Happy Birthday Dave! Hope you have a great B-Day weekend, be careful with the Jägermeister"
Jul 27, 2018
ErnieKeel commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Harold the article is probably circa 1985.  Robert Sims was pentagon spokesman from 1985 -1987 , just my guess."
Jul 21, 2018
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"I never saw this movie till today on epix (also amazon prime) I can't think of any other movie that is closer to 2nd cav border mission than this one."
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"Cold War Movie "The Fourth War" set on checklo border in 1988"
Jul 5, 2018
ErnieKeel commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Hot as a fire cracker in NJ!  Happy Independence Day to All."
Jul 2, 2018
ErnieKeel commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Harold all sounds like semantics to me, and I agree Harry's definition of "war".   But, to add the confusion:  Isn't the Korean War "technically" still going on?  This is criteria to join Korean War…"
Jun 15, 2018
ErnieKeel commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Happy B-Day Frank M.  And Happy Father's Day to all you Dads"
Jun 7, 2018
 
 
 

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