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At 1:01pm on November 14, 2015, Siegbert Marquardt said…

This is not good. This is like taking away a babies toy and this is how i felt when they closed down the last Wienerwald in Bayreuth (Wienerwald, grilled chicken i am sure you remember). There is now a McDonalds there (at the Bayreuth train station close to your home in 1954?).

At 10:06am on November 14, 2015, Siegbert Marquardt said…
Correct. Trank you my friend. I will have a least one of these Maisel's tonite :-)
At 2:25pm on November 12, 2015, Glen W Graves said…

Thank you Dave

At 6:42pm on November 6, 2015, Wayne Dixon said…

Dave, thank you for trying.  Sure wish that I could have gotten his name, it will bug me not knowing if it was one of my old buddies.

Oh well, story of my life.  I have tried to locate a lot of my old buddies, to many years have gone bye.  Again,

THANK YOU!

At 3:31pm on November 6, 2015, Wayne Dixon said…

Dave, it is the photo of all the Cavalry Uniforms from the beginning to present time.  Historic listed all together.

At 7:41pm on November 5, 2015, Wayne Dixon said…

Dave I tried to enlarge the photo of the old Troopers to read the name of the big sergeant in the front row. Was unable, can you enlarge it and read his name.  He looks awful familiar to me, I think I had served with him.

At 1:27pm on October 20, 2015, Edgar Cardona said…
Sir,
Greetings. Thanks for the welcome and like I mentioned looking forward to reconnect with any C&C regimental HQ staff that served with me during my time in Nuremberg. As. Note, General McMasters, then Captain was part of the S-3 shop then. If you know of any way go getting a list of HQ staff, enlisted that is, that would help to see if they Re members. I recall seeing Scott Mercier(si) on membership list but don't see him any more. Any advice? Thanks.
At 3:48pm on October 16, 2015, Edgar Cardona said…

Greetings,

Thanks for the feed back. Looking forward to hearing more news about the regiment and maybe reconnect with some of the guys I served with back in Nuremberg from'89-'93. 

At 9:29am on October 5, 2015, Dan Mathews said…

It was really hard for me to not be there but I will not miss Williamsburg  VA 2017 you can bet on that. :) 

At 12:25pm on September 24, 2015, Michael H Klobucar said…

What happen? Live in Pa by Scranton. Retired from army in 91. 

At 11:51am on September 22, 2015, Bruce Gomez said…

Hey Dave this is Bruce Gomez, I tried to enlarge the picture but I think the original scan into to computer wasn't very clear.

At 5:56pm on September 21, 2015, nelson f wheatley said…

thanks dave  it has really been bad on me since 2012 but got ahold of good dr who has helped me out alot   I appreciate your offer to help  right now i'm kinda stable  at least the nightmares have eased up a lot  again thanks for the come back   nels "Big Wheat"

At 8:18pm on September 6, 2015, Edward (Gene) Beck said…

Did you see the request from Gerry German? Hmm. Kinda funny but it may be legit. Profile deems ok but I wanted a second opinion.

At 12:27am on September 6, 2015, Joseph Robert Williams said…

The local Chief of Police frequented the O Club and stated that the SS used the basement for interrogations. We had some great events there.  The problem was getting home without an accident. 

One of our alerts was done during the very early morning.  Exact date eludes me, but I remember we had a party in dress blues at the Officers Club.  We had just returned to Bindlach when the siren went.  My XO, ILT Fortuani, and I switched off driving for alerts and left the other car with our wives.  Anyway, it was my turn to drive. I threw on my fatigues and carried my boots.  The XO was still in his Blues and I poured him into my right seat.  We made it the Bayreuth in record time and my jeep with driver was waiting fully loaded with the Survey section and gun guides.  Our Recon party left immediately and as I left the gate LT Fortiani had the 577 and all 6 guns lined up and ready to leave.  He was still in his Blues, but coherent on the radio calling compound clearance and each check point.  The Combat elements all  left the compound ahead of schedule, I picked up my first Sergeant at the front gate of Christenson Barracks and we were in our first alert position on time at 50 %.  The supply and maintenance vehicles had rounded up the rest of the Battery and our headcount was 100% within an hour.   All I remember is the Colonel was proud of us and upset with the alert timing.

At 11:34pm on September 5, 2015, Joseph Robert Williams said…

I may have misspelled the beer.  I never saw it written only spoken.  It was brewed in Bayreuth, I know.  You keep that good beer at home? 

One of the tankers had a lot to say about the scouts and how they helped him with map reading, tactics etc. Career enhancing. I found that my time with How was career enhancing also.  When we went to Graf, we were always scheduled with an Artillery Battalion for training. Because we were used to being alone and fending for ourselves, we did much better than them.  They seemed to depend on their Battalion Staff for help, we didn't.  Our officers and NCOs were very well trained and confident. 

At 3:57pm on September 5, 2015, Joseph Robert Williams said…

Thanks Dave,  flat or not German Beer was always great. We served Meisterbrau on tap at the O Club in Bayreut.  I met the son who was married to an American school teacher teaching in Germany.  He was the head of distribution in the US.  He spoke fluent American with a Chicago accent.

Sorry about the very late comments on 2009 posts.  I never took the time to look at the Site in detail until today. 

At 10:22am on September 5, 2015, Joseph Robert Williams said…

BELATED THANK YOU for the Happy Birthday wish.  I have not been on the site for some time.  I promise to pay more attention.  Thanks for the BEER!!

At 9:03pm on September 3, 2015, Edward (Gene) Beck said…

Dave, I haven't had an all niter in decades and after realizing I couldn't remember anything I did  the next day after I decided that if you can't remember having a good time, you didn't. And cherish those memories, well, most of them.   I acquired the taste of beer in Germany and still have one or two but I never more than that. I love Sam Adams! That is REAL BEER!

At 3:39pm on September 3, 2015, Jeffrey C Havens said…

Dave,hope you're well. Question, can any of us wear Stetsons now ? Thought about buying one but would not want to wear anything I shouldn't

At 1:27pm on August 31, 2015, Jim Mitchell said…

I'll definitely do both.

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