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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 2 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
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 Robert M. Lavoie's group NFL NASCAR BASEBALL AND MORE - Trash Talk?
"Sorry Ronnie typing skills going downhill in my old age. Meant to say bos as in Brian bosworth"
Aug 10
ErnieKeel commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Dave found this on net: RIP John Boyd  2/11/1953  -  4/19/2017"
Aug 10
ErnieKeel commented on Robert M. Lavoie's group NFL NASCAR BASEBALL AND MORE - Trash Talk?
"We break em in good here in Giants land. Taking my granddaughter to the preseason game Friday night at Met life. Doing the whole tailgating thing with family and friends. Even fans need preseason to get in shape, LOL Ronnie, I was always curious, as…"
Aug 10
ErnieKeel commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Dave, nice tribute to the wisdom available to us here. From the comments, brothers are all experiencing severe weather of sorts. Well something else is coming our way fellas. The old Science teacher in me can't help but remind ya'll of the…"
Aug 10
ErnieKeel commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"happy b day Dave, stay toujour pret !!"
Jul 28
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ErnieKeel commented on Robert M. Lavoie's group NFL NASCAR BASEBALL AND MORE - Trash Talk?
"Just think Guys, less than 1 month preseason NFL begins! Dave I have plans to attend the Seahawks vs Giants game Oct 22 should be a good one."
Jul 17
ErnieKeel commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Happy Father’s Day to all you Dads! Here is the Poem “If” by Rudyard Kipling: If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you; If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But make…"
Jun 18
ErnieKeel commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"20 years ago while in Richmond, VA I stumbled across Monuments Ave. Never saw so many Confederate monuments before. There was some debate about taking them down then but they are still up as far as I know. Ronnie understand the hate for Andrew…"
Jun 13
ErnieKeel commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"A shout out of thanks and respect to the Ethernet to the men of D-Day! Most of them have passed but they will never be forgotten."
Jun 6
ErnieKeel commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Harry how the hell are you buddy? Hope you are well and keeping things in order in the southern part of this State. There is a new movie coming out about Chuck Wepner the "Bayonne Bleeder"  Liev Schreiber plays Chuck. That fight took…"
May 9
ErnieKeel commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Dave, don't know if you if you saw the American Experience Doc film "The Boy's From 1936" it's about the Washington rowing crew that won the Berlin olympics in 1936. It's a real tribute to the work ethic of you…"
May 9
ErnieKeel commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Wayne, here is a little different kind of birthday song my grandaughter hides from when I play it, she was just 3 last week. hope you have a laugh"
May 6
ErnieKeel commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"HAPPY BIRTHDAY WAYNE.  Your a first class guy, and inspiration to us all! I found a couple Marines to sing your song, they got the name a bit messed up but what can you expect from NON Cavalry swabbies.  lol.  We wish you all the best…"
May 6
ErnieKeel commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"found this WWII training film from 1943,there will be a test at the end! LOL"
Apr 14
ErnieKeel commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"this is a Bull Mahi Mahi also known as dolphin (not like the mammal though) great eating, bro!  We caught several today out of Jupiter, FLA  we took a small black fin tuna too."
Mar 2
ErnieKeel commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Hey Sig, Fresh Fish!"
Mar 2
ErnieKeel commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Look what landed in our back yard!  Last night heard loud engine sputtering and saw this small plane make an emergency landing on the Golf course behind my condo. My unit is last 6 windows on the right. 3 young guys where in the plane, front…"
Jan 30
ErnieKeel commented on Robert M. Lavoie's group NFL NASCAR BASEBALL AND MORE - Trash Talk?
"With the exception of that team from New England (LOL) there's no one left with a dog in this fight. But we have to pick some team to root for in a Superbowl, no? So here I go: this weekend Green Bay 27 Atlanta 24  In the other game as…"
Jan 19
ErnieKeel commented on Robert M. Lavoie's group NFL NASCAR BASEBALL AND MORE - Trash Talk?
"Some food for thought for any fan who's team is on the road this weekend. Last year ALL the home teams lost outright! Here are my picks: Look for the spirit of "the ghost to the post" to lift Shaun's Raiders. Lions keep it close…"
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