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ErnieKeel
  • Montclair, NJ
  • United States

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  • Harry Warner
  • Dave Gettman

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
"Want to wish everyone a Happy Independence Day!    Dave want is the track tension again 2 fingers or 3 ? Lol"
Jun 30
ErnieKeel commented on Robert M. Lavoie's group NFL NASCAR BASEBALL AND MORE - Trash Talk?
"Hey Harry, what do you think of our draft picks? I'm pretty stoked, I think that last pick the ilb Darrien Beavers is a wild man for our special teams.. Now lets see what magic Daboll , DC "Wink" and OC mike Kafka can put together.…"
May 4
ErnieKeel commented on Robert M. Lavoie's group NFL NASCAR BASEBALL AND MORE - Trash Talk?
"Hey Dave, since our teams are out, who do you like? I like Bills and Rams"
Jan 21
ErnieKeel commented on Robert M. Lavoie's group NFL NASCAR BASEBALL AND MORE - Trash Talk?
"Hey Harry, the Joe Schoen era has begun!"
Jan 21
ErnieKeel commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Let’s lighten up brothers, it’s the 2 Sunday in Advent. (Merry Christmas) and a Happy Hanukkah ! Hope you are all well , God Bless you and yours, and remember what Jesus would say: “Always Ready”.   Of course, lol"
Dec 5, 2021
ErnieKeel commented on Robert M. Lavoie's group NFL NASCAR BASEBALL AND MORE - Trash Talk?
"My God, I thought the Finz D was going to decapitate Glennon a couple times.now for next week GO ARMY BEAT NAVY !!"
Dec 5, 2021
ErnieKeel commented on Robert M. Lavoie's group NFL NASCAR BASEBALL AND MORE - Trash Talk?
"Dave we need a Seahawks victory tonight! Break out your silver foil hat and conjure up one for giants sake , lol. Hope your good brother"
Nov 29, 2021
ErnieKeel commented on Robert M. Lavoie's group NFL NASCAR BASEBALL AND MORE - Trash Talk?
"Harry, the broom has started sweeping,  J Garret was canned today!"
Nov 23, 2021
ErnieKeel commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Happy thanksgiving to all 2 CAV troopers!"
Nov 23, 2021
ErnieKeel commented on Robert M. Lavoie's group NFL NASCAR BASEBALL AND MORE - Trash Talk?
"I guess giant fans have to start looking to next year, smh"
Nov 23, 2021
ErnieKeel commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Hey Harry, yes you tube channel is called VeronaPresbyterianNJ. The 7/18/21 service had a guest speaker, lol"
Oct 31, 2021
ErnieKeel commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Harold you can zoom and record your presentation on YouTube while you stream it live. Lou need a YouTube channel is all. I am videographer for my church each Sunday"
Oct 31, 2021
ErnieKeel commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Happy Halloween to all !  Hope all is well with everyone, just wanted to say Boo.some great college games yesterday, hope your favorite won. Harry g men Monday night in KC. Fingers crossed, lol"
Oct 31, 2021
ErnieKeel commented on Robert M. Lavoie's group NFL NASCAR BASEBALL AND MORE - Trash Talk?
"Giants most hold a record for losing games on the LAST play. They booed The owner Mara, at Eli’s halftime ring of honor ceremony and after engram left the game they cheered. Fans are disgusted. I don’t think Joe judge is the answer. At…"
Sep 27, 2021
ErnieKeel commented on Robert M. Lavoie's group NFL NASCAR BASEBALL AND MORE - Trash Talk?
"Only the Giants can win a game and then lose it, lol. "
Sep 18, 2021
ErnieKeel commented on Robert M. Lavoie's group NFL NASCAR BASEBALL AND MORE - Trash Talk?
"Week 2 in NFL and Giants season in question Harry. If they can’t beat Washington , it’s going to be a lo-long season. Just don’t have enough playmakers on defense like a Vaughn Miller or AJ Watt type"
Sep 16, 2021
ErnieKeel commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Chief, great pics of “E” in Army, the inside of a turret makes for good harmony, lol. Harry was at the Giants inter-squad game at met life last night. We are looking good."
Aug 12, 2021
ErnieKeel commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"RIP Mike Ruotolo, great guy, was very active here on Dragoon base once."
Jul 14, 2021
ErnieKeel commented on Robert M. Lavoie's group NFL NASCAR BASEBALL AND MORE - Trash Talk?
"Look for us in east end zone when Atlanta falcons play us at home early September . Reflective and true meaning of Memorial Day center you today, brother."
May 29, 2021
ErnieKeel commented on Robert M. Lavoie's group NFL NASCAR BASEBALL AND MORE - Trash Talk?
"Hey Harry, I’m sure you saw the Giants schedule. The game that jumps out to me is Monday night Nov 1 AWAY game at KC! That should be the supreme test of our team. Right now it look like the games will be open for all fans, hope this is true.…"
May 13, 2021
 
 
 

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