Army 1963-66 - Photo #46 - Other 3rd ACR pictures that I didn't take

Photo: Caption reads, “At a restaurant in Hohenecken 1962. L to R ... Earl Kauffman, Les Ward, George Stephenson, Jerry Ryan, Jim Riebe, Sam Puleo, and Frankie Santa Maria. A great bunch of characters.” I didn't know any of these guys but Hohenecken was a very nice place, just a short walk from the barracks if you went through the hole in the back fence. As far as I know there was only one restaurant in Hohenecken then, Gasthaus zum Rathof but it didn't look like this in 1962; it was small, dingy, and dark. A couple years later, however, it was replaced by a new, large, bright, and airy version, but that was in 1964 so I think the caption has the date wrong, and this is the terrace of the renovated Gasthaus zum Rathof. It has been re-renovated and expanded continually since then; I believe now it is a huge hotel and conference center.