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Sigmund Fertig
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  • Hemet, CA
  • United States

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Sigmund Fertig posted a status
"" HAPPY THANKSGIVING " to all you border rats ! What's on your mind?"
Nov 24
Sigmund Fertig commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Checking in this Saturday morning as not to be counted AWOL, all's well in So Cal."
Nov 19
Sigmund Fertig commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"My sweetie and I at the Lakes at Hemet West Veterans brunch and me carrying the Army Flag in to post and salute colors  Friday 11/11/22"
Nov 13
Sigmund Fertig commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
Nov 13
Sigmund Fertig commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Got some rain and cooling weather a few times in Oct. and it gave my grape tomayo's ahead start on a second crop. Nov 2, this AMin the wee hours, more rain so I don't have to go out this AM and water. Picked up a 2nd Golf Cart to clean up…"
Nov 2
Sigmund Fertig replied to Rob Gould's discussion Troop Ships in the group Oldtimers
"Remembered that we shipped out of Baltimore Harbor Feb 58 !"
Nov 2
Sigmund Fertig replied to Rob Gould's discussion Troop Ships in the group Oldtimers
"We were the first troops to ship out of a U.S. port  ( can't remember which one since WWII, Feb 58 and sailed to Bremehaven Ger. on the USS Buckner,. Left Bremehaven March 60 on the USS Maurice Rose for Ft Hamilton N.Y. rough trip, bad…"
Nov 2
Sigmund Fertig commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Thanks Shannon, all is well here and the last I heard last week the fires contiue to the south of us and containment was at 69% after thefew days of rain we had, just checked, now at 98% containment, very thankful !"
Sep 20
Sigmund Fertig commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Sig checking in this Friday AM, getting ready to head out to a HOA meeting in a few but thought I better check in since I saw some posts about concerns about the fire. All is well here we are safe on the West end of town. Fire is to the soth and…"
Sep 9
Shannon Ryan left a comment for Sigmund Fertig
"Sig, I was just reading about the fire breaking out in Hemet. How are you and the family doing? "
Sep 6
Sigmund Fertig commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"105 deg on the west end of Hemet, ca yesterday !"
Aug 8
Sigmund Fertig commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"And a Belated Happy Birthday, Mr Dave"
Jul 31
Sigmund Fertig commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Checking in  as not to be counted AWOL, alls well in Hemet, Ca, Loewr Desert  (1500 ft elev. )"
Jul 31
Sigmund Fertig commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"If you drink a fifth on the fourth, you won't come forth on the fifth !"
Jul 1
Sigmund Fertig commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Good morning troops, just checking in, still alive and kicking down here in the Southern Ca. lower ( in Elevation, 1500ft above sea level ) desert, y'all have a great Monday !"
May 17
Sigmund Fertig commented on Jesse Kelley's group Border Patrol
"Memories of the order; A Patrol caught crossing into East Germany trying to take a shortcut and the General of Seventh Army having to come down and negotiate for their release. Probably 1959. Coburg or Cronach"
May 17

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 12:36am on September 6, 2022, Shannon Ryan said…
  • Sig, I was just reading about the fire breaking out in Hemet. How are you and the family doing? 
At 1:54pm on March 28, 2022, Thomas David “Tommy” Thompson said…

No. PA, NY, CA, AZ, TX, HI. BUT, I once had a girlfriend who was from Hemet!

At 1:33pm on March 25, 2021, Timothy P White said…

Thank you very much! When you have time, I'd love to speak to you about your time in the Regiment.

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

 M-88 Rec.Veh on fire 1 man died 

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

  M-113 inside and drivers compartment 

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

At 2:08pm on July 25, 2020, George H 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!!

 
 
 

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