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ErnieKeel
  • Montclair, NJ
  • United States

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  • Dave Gettman

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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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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 Robert M. Lavoie's group NFL NASCAR BASEBALL AND MORE - Trash Talk?
"Only the Giants can win a game and then lose it, lol. "
Saturday
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
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
ErnieKeel commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"RIP Mike Ruotolo, great guy, was very active here on Dragoon base once."
Jul 14
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
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
ErnieKeel commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"David, is “poke salad” an euphemism for some bad behavior? Lol"
May 1
ErnieKeel commented on Robert M. Lavoie's group NFL NASCAR BASEBALL AND MORE - Trash Talk?
"Hey Harry, NFL 2021 draft just ended and the Giants went heavy on defensive secondary, which as you know was sorely lacking last season getting gashed whenever we faced a decent QB. That trading back gave us good value for Next years draft giving us…"
May 1
ErnieKeel commented on Robert M. Lavoie's group NFL NASCAR BASEBALL AND MORE - Trash Talk?
"Harry I’m pretty happy with most of the off season moves and signings. I always said we need a real tight end, maybe ruldolf is that. Adore Jackson is a real deal CB. And a host of more defense guys. I believed we were scrappy ballers last…"
Apr 1
ErnieKeel commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Just want to drop on and wish All who celebrate, happy belated Passover and happy Easter, especially commandant Harry and Dave. Dave thanks for upload pics history 2 acr, good stuff. Hope everyone is well (enough lol)"
Mar 31
ErnieKeel commented on Robert M. Lavoie's group NFL NASCAR BASEBALL AND MORE - Trash Talk?
"Harry I know it ain’t likely BUT G-men are still a possible, ha haa, let’s hope Jay Garrett back calling plays , that fake field goal call was insane! I think Freddie Kitchens was trying to impress team owners looking for a new head…"
Dec 25, 2020
ErnieKeel commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Merry Christmas to all the old timers especially our leaders Harry and Tacoma Dave who work to keep this site together. Thank you guys. I have one New Years resolution to make a visit to the American Heritage  (tank) museum near Boston."
Dec 25, 2020
ErnieKeel commented on Robert M. Lavoie's group NFL NASCAR BASEBALL AND MORE - Trash Talk?
"When was last time g men got 2 pt extra point? "
Dec 6, 2020
ErnieKeel commented on Robert M. Lavoie's group NFL NASCAR BASEBALL AND MORE - Trash Talk?
"Sorry Dave, but g-men victory over a good team like your hawks was overdue. Harry I’m getting excited, dusted off my ny giants cap!"
Dec 6, 2020
ErnieKeel commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Hope all had a Happy Thanksgiving. Harry can you believe G-Men are only one game out of first place in NFC east? HaHaa Glad to see our CO’s Dave and Harry can post again."
Nov 28, 2020
ErnieKeel commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Good Day to all you old timers . I was watching On iPad, Movie Jeremiah Johnson again for 20th time and grabbed a pic of Redford’s cavalry cap with 2nd Cavalry. I know we discussed this some time ago but CRS syndrome prevails in old timers,…"
Oct 26, 2020
ErnieKeel commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
Oct 26, 2020
ErnieKeel commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Hey Harry, got ur email, sorry been mia. It seems I have been called out of teaching retirement to host my granddaughter as she goes to virtual school twice a week. Been busy, with dr stuff ; minor back surgery to remove large cyst. They flagged me…"
Sep 20, 2020
ErnieKeel commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Harold some pretty crazy stories there, think we all saw and heard a few sad and crazy things, dear john letters were no joke. Shannon , you probably saw it but if you didn't, check out Ford vs ferrari on HBO now, pretty good race flick. Harry…"
Jun 26, 2020
ErnieKeel commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Hey Harry, Erika is still recovering but during well all things considered. She is dealing with residual (neuropathic?) pain and is a bit in the dumps about that. Having some experience with spine/ neuro surgery I tell her that it takes some time to…"
May 26, 2020
 
 
 

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