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?).
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.
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.
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"
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.
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.
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.
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!