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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
"Wishing all the fellas a reflective happy Memorial Day! Don't forget to fly your Flag! I breaking a new one in this weekend."
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"Nice Fish, caught that in Mexico?"
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ErnieKeel left a comment for Ric Perry
"Ric enjoy you ride in the sky,. Ric Perry back on patrol. may GOD bless you brother. RIP"
May 16
ErnieKeel commented on Robert M. Lavoie's group NFL NASCAR BASEBALL AND MORE - Trash Talk?
"Harry looks like we getting those Hog Mollies we needed! Here is a link of BIG Nate Solder our new LT from Pats.   https://youtu.be/sQi0eMtF5k8"
May 15
ErnieKeel commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Harold remember what CSM Plumley  (Sam Elliot) says to his young LT's:"
May 14
ErnieKeel commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Harold, get well real soon. You are on our prayer list."
May 5
ErnieKeel commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Harry, We got our man! I caught Bob Papas' interview with him (Barkely) and he sounds like a first class gentleman. "
Apr 27
ErnieKeel commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Harold that must of been some flight. Sounds like this DC-4"
Apr 27
ErnieKeel commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Harold, just curious. What kind of plane was that in 1957? Military plane?"
Apr 26
ErnieKeel commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Harold where did you find that article?"
Apr 25
ErnieKeel commented on Robert M. Lavoie's group NFL NASCAR BASEBALL AND MORE - Trash Talk?
"Harry, your correct about G-men trading down. Our #2 position gives us trading options and could still the players we need.  The Giants should wait to last second to pick waiting to see if there are offers out there. I think they made a correct…"
Apr 25
ErnieKeel commented on Robert M. Lavoie's group NFL NASCAR BASEBALL AND MORE - Trash Talk?
"Hey Ronny, Talk around NY is that if Browns don't take Mayfield with #1 pick the Jets are ready to at #3.  Harry, it looks like the Giants will pick up Barkley and go back to their old school football ways finally! Haven't had a run…"
Apr 25
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…"
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