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Sigmund Fertig
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  • Hemet, CA
  • United States
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What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
Howitzer Company 2nd Battalion, 2nd armored Cavalry
Where were you stationed?
Ft. Meade, Maryland- Bamberg, Germany
What MOS or job description did you have?
Radio oper.
What was your rank/title?
Sp 4
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
1957-1960
Tell us a little about your cav days.
Best years I spent, enjoyed the Cav but never realised it's history. Proud to have served with the best outfit in the military
Tell us a little about you now.
Retired from 42 years in the machine shop industry, fortunate to have put in 37 years with one company. Living in the California desert. Fishin, golfin, doin honeydo's and active in my church. Enjoying retirement.
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951-663-7997

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At 8:13pm on March 8, 2017, Michael Zimmermann said…
Hey Sigmund I was there the same time you were i was in headquarters troop maintenance wrecker operator. You probably heard it pulled one of your tanks up to the shop with my wrecker under a bet. Last name Zimmermann. If you were a smoker you survey met me
At 1:15pm on March 8, 2017, Shannon Ryan said…

Happy birthday Sig, enjoy your day to the fullest.

At 10:39am on February 24, 2017, Robert M. Lavoie said…

Thank you Sigmund, you're a gentleman.  My birthday wishes were completed early this month when I was reunited with my best friend Paul Robinson who I was stationed with in Amberg.  Paul's son, Robert, contacted me via facebook about two weeks ago and I called Paul that Saturday.  We laughed and cried remembering old and good times.  Paul was with me when we sailed my jeep down a stream near a training area (Hof?). Thanks again for remembering me. 

At 3:12pm on January 15, 2017, Ron Lawrence said…

Thanks!  I can't wait to share some memories with you guys!

At 6:53pm on November 21, 2016, MARK PILLOW said…

Well spent Veterans Day in the VA after my 1st and only Infarction, so I have to admit that i am now an Old Timer. (P.S. Memphis VA WAS ABOUT AS GOOD A PLACE TO SPEND veterans Day AS i HAVE EVER SPENT ONE)

At 3:20am on July 28, 2016, Harry Warner said…

Sorry, Sig. Not it.

At 2:09pm on April 25, 2016, Micheal D Carbin said…
Thank you, actually did not know that this place existed on the web but I'm glad I found it. Twin Bridges is located along Hwy 50 up on the west slope of the sierras at about 7000', it snows here a lot. Looking forward to reminiscing and connecting with Cav friends. Mike
At 11:06pm on March 8, 2016, Edward (Gene) Beck said…

Happy B-Day. I hope ypu have a good one.

At 12:22pm on March 8, 2016, Shannon Ryan said…
Happy birthday Sig ,enjoy your day.
At 2:47pm on January 15, 2016, Herbert E. Marohn said…

Thanks Sigmund for checking in, Must say I am new to all this but admire the men who put it all together, As I wade myself through the technical aspects of this website, I know problems will arise. When I do come to a stand still, may I call upon you and your expertise to get me on track? I remember the Rose handling the winter storm in our Atlantic crossing quite well but must say it was an experience. Our XO was Capt. Cohen, Sgtmajor Johnson, Sgt Privette (Ham operator & a wealth of knowledge for us neophytes). I was sent up to Coburg in March of '58 and never returned to Bamberg until July of '59 -Getting ready for discharge. Being a history buff and music lover, Coburg satisfied my whims. Thanks again for checking me out.  I was born and raised on the south side of Chicago and after having worked in New York for 12 years,  returned to theChicago land area, livinging in Clarendon Hills, Illinois. Talk to you down the road. Herb  630-325-5166 

 
 
 

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