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Sigmund Fertig
  • Male
  • Hemet, CA
  • United States

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Sigmund Fertig commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Ryan, they caught a 20 year old man in Oregon starting fires and when he got caught he was crying like a baby, someone should have kicked his A%* good !"
Saturday
Sigmund Fertig commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Well with the fires around us but a ways off, our air quality sucks right now, films of ash on cars and when the sun sets in the eve it looks like a tangerine. Trying to stay inside and keep the A/C on. Go out early in the AM as soon as it's…"
Friday
Sigmund Fertig commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Gene, as of this morning the ElDorado fire is at 13, 715 acres and 31% containment and has been going on since 9/9/20."
Sep 11
Sigmund Fertig commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Gene, well we are about 20/25 miles to the southwest of the El Dorado fire, we were able to see the smoke Saturday and Sunday and one of our friends posted pictures of the flames Sunday night. We are at a much lower elevation than where the fire is…"
Sep 9
Sigmund Fertig commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Good morning troops, another hot week here in the So. Ca. lower desert 100+ and it ain't gonna cool for another week. All's well here and hope it's the same with y'all."
Aug 23
Sigmund Fertig commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Good morning troops, gonna be a hot one, 107 today. Checking in so as not to be counted AWOL !"
Aug 12
Sigmund Fertig commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Good morning troops from sunny & warm So, Cal,, all is well and the weather has been hot 100+ and the tomato's are delishous. Y'all take care. Fishin been good also !"
Aug 3
George Crump (Chief) left a comment for Sigmund Fertig
" M-88 Rec.Veh on fire 1 man died "
Jul 25
George Crump (Chief) left a comment for Sigmund Fertig
"  M-113 inside and drivers compartment "
Jul 25
George Crump (Chief) left a comment for Sigmund Fertig
Jul 25
George Crump (Chief) left a comment for Sigmund Fertig
"Hi Sigmund - I know what you mean - we had the same with the replacement of the M-59 APC the M-113 APC.but the biggest problem we had with both of them was being power by gasoline engines, later they did change the engine to diesel in the M-113, But…"
Jul 25
Sigmund Fertig commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Chief, in my day 58/60 during a river fording practice somewhere around Bamberg some soldier forgot to install the fording plugs in his M-59 APC and it ended up at the bottom of the river, fortunatly we had a Lt. in the Battalion that was scuba…"
Jul 20
Sigmund Fertig commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Good one Harold, glad that doesn't apply to me !"
Jul 20
Craig Lechleiter left a comment for Sigmund Fertig
"Thanks for the welcome Sigmund. Sorry I didn't respond earlier.  I am just now figuring out how to navigate this site.  I started with the US Forest Service on the Big Bear Ranger District in 1969.  Made a career out of it and…"
Jul 5
Sigmund Fertig commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Harold, I vaguely remember that incident with the group being caught on the wrong side of the border, took a week and the Commanding General of USEUAR to get them freed if'n I remember right."
Jun 26
Sigmund Fertig commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
Jun 23

Profile Information

What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
2/how 2
Where were you stationed?
Bamberg
What MOS or job description did you have?
CW Operator
What was your rank/title?
E-4
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
Apr. 57- Mar. 60
Tell us a little about you now.
Retired, former member, computer crashed
Phone number (Optional).
951-663-7997

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At 2:29pm on July 25, 2020, George Crump (Chief) said…

 M-88 Rec.Veh on fire 1 man died 

At 2:19pm on July 25, 2020, George Crump (Chief) said…

  M-113 inside and drivers compartment 

At 2:13pm on July 25, 2020, George Crump (Chief) said…

At 2:08pm on July 25, 2020, George Crump (Chief) said…

Hi Sigmund - I know what you mean - we had the same with the replacement of the M-59 APC the M-113 APC.but the biggest problem we had with both of them was being power by gasoline engines, later they did change the engine to diesel in the M-113, But I never understand why the Army at that time used.gas in every armored vehicles, the Germans taught us a lesson in ww2 by using diesel fuel, that's why the M-4 Sherman tank got the neck name Ronson lighter. the M-48A3 was the first Tank with diesel, but our M-88 recovery vehicle was still gas until the M-1 came out.- see attached photos  Dragoon for life Chief.

At 8:21pm on July 5, 2020, Craig Lechleiter said…

Thanks for the welcome Sigmund. Sorry I didn't respond earlier.  I am just now figuring out how to navigate this site.  I started with the US Forest Service on the Big Bear Ranger District in 1969.  Made a career out of it and retired in 2002 out of Redding, CA.  Went to work for CalFire the next day as a crew captain for 6 years until my back had to be fused.  I'd probably still be working for them if that wouldn't have taken me down.  My wife Wendy and I have been working as lookouts since 2011.  We live at Timber Mountain Lookout in our travel trailer. Timber Mountain is one of 5 lookouts on the Modoc NF. They are all contracted lookouts. Wendy commutes daily 18 miles to her lookout in the Lava Beds National Monument (Schonchin Butte). She's hired as  a temporary employee with the Park Service each summer.  She has a 1 mile hike up and back each day.  We had a place in Shingletown, CA for several m years and then sold it and became full time RVers.  We wintered in San Jacinto for a few years.  Our place was in the Heritage Ranch Senior Park.  We sold it in 2015 and now live in Green River, Utah. 

At 9:55am on March 8, 2020, Shannon Ryan said…

Happy birthday Sig l hope you are enjoying your day stay well my friend.

At 10:25am on September 14, 2019, Rick Bulak said…

Thanks for the welcome note brother!!

At 11:57pm on March 7, 2018, Shannon Ryan said…

Sig, I just wanted to say Happy birthday to you on your special day. Enjoy it and many more to you my friend.

At 10:47am on February 16, 2018, David Snyder said…

Thanks, was there 81-83 enjoyed my days there.

 
 
 

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