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Sigmund Fertig
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  • Hemet, CA
  • United States

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Sigmund Fertig commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Good morning Dave could you possibly send some of that wet weather down our way, we could surely use it, so far this year we have only had 2 rain events, so it's been a dry winter for us ! Temps this AM 33deg going up to the low 70's!"
Jan 10
Sigmund Fertig commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Good morning troops, all's well in the lower desert of Southern California ( elev. 1500ft ) cool mid 30's mornings and 70's at noon, alive and well. Gottested for the covid thing this week, both the wife and I came in contact with…"
Jan 9
Sigmund Fertig commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Enjoyed the article Shannon, " HAPPY NEW YEAR ' troops, blessings and more in 2021. Alls well here in the lower desert of Hemet, Ca. other than the rotten govenor we have, but this too shall come to pass. A lot of people leaving, more…"
Jan 2
Sigmund Fertig commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"" MERRY CHRISTMAS " and blessings to all the Cav troopers, be safe !"
Dec 24, 2020
Sigmund Fertig commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Monday morning check in, all present and accounted for Sarge !"
Dec 21, 2020
Sigmund Fertig commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Monday morning about 1002 hrs and all is well, some sunshine and temps in the mid 50's, going up to the mid 60's and all's well here in So. Cal. Taking a moment to wish all my fellow Troopers a " MERRY CHRISTMAS " and "…"
Dec 14, 2020
Sigmund Fertig commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Good morning , checking in so as not to be counted AWOL. Beautiful sunny cool Friday morning, going to get up to 70 deg. All is well here in the lower desert of So. Cal. Oldest daughter celebrated her birthday Wed. Helping a widow out with her golf…"
Nov 13, 2020
Sigmund Fertig commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Yesterday at our park"
Nov 12, 2020
Sigmund Fertig commented on carl kreitzer's group HWB FIST
"I go by Sig, I was in Howitzer company 2/2 from Feb 58 to March 60 when I was discharged from Ft. Hamilton N.Y. I took basic at Ft Meade Md. in April 57 then went to Ft. Chafee Ark. for Artillery trng. on a towed 105. Gyroed over to Germany Feb 58…"
Nov 4, 2020
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Nov 4, 2020
Sigmund Fertig commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Harold, time goes by and we change, it's part of life !"
Oct 23, 2020
Sigmund Fertig commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Harry, gotta borrow that one ! Bada Bing !"
Oct 9, 2020
Sigmund Fertig commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"FYI the wandering Scotsman is fine, I FB him yesterday, all's well !"
Oct 5, 2020
Sigmund Fertig commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"To my brothers; This old world would be a sorry place to be were it not for humor, every morning when I wake up and look in the mirror I know even G-D has a sence of humor !"
Oct 5, 2020
Sigmund Fertig commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Reporting in for duty on Monday morning y'all !"
Oct 5, 2020
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 !"
Sep 19, 2020

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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