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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
"Glad to hear all our brothers here on Oldtimers weathered the storm, talked to my daughter back east and all is well just some heavy rain. Harold, " HAPPY NEW YEAR" my friend , blessings !"
Sep 9
Sigmund Fertig commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"RIP Victor, Hand Salute ! Prayers for the family !"
Aug 26
Sigmund Fertig commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Good Monday mornin y'all, checking in so as not to be counted as AWOl, reporting for duty Top !"
Aug 9
Sigmund Fertig commented on Robb Russell's group Bamberg
"My new Guidon Flag"
Aug 5
Sigmund Fertig commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"My new Guidon Flag"
Aug 5
Sigmund Fertig commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Hey Gene, I'd say we crossed paths on the Buckner Feb. 58 but I had the honor of taking care of a dog that belonged to a Lt. in our company who got to fly over with his wife who was pregnant at the time !"
Aug 2
Sigmund Fertig commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Good Morning to all you OLD border rats, have a fine Sunday !"
Aug 1
Sigmund Fertig commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Good morning troops, having my Company ( Howitzer Company ) reproduced so I can hang it on the corner of my house, pictures later !"
Jul 30
Sigmund Fertig commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Thank you Dennis for posting Mike's Obit."
Jul 19
Sigmund Fertig commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Kongresshalle was to be the Capital of the world had Hitler succeeded, he had rooms for representatives of every nation !"
Jul 17
Sigmund Fertig commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Harold, one of my favorite pictures from my time in Commo School in Nuremburg. A 19 year old Jewish boy standing where Hitler stood to review the German  Nazi troops, soldiers field, March 58. Also have one of me and 3 other cav troopers…"
Jul 16
Sigmund Fertig commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Cheif, they sure dressed up the front of the entry way at Merrill, didn't look that good in 58 !"
Jul 16
Sigmund Fertig commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Cheif, The guy doing the hand stand is my old friend Joe Dixon, he learned his acrobatics from a stint with the circus. He was from hasting, Nebraska. We took basic together at ft. Meade and gyro'd together to germany, him to Amberg and me to…"
Jul 15
Sigmund Fertig commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"RIP Mike, you will surely be missed, sad news, prayers for the family, see you on the green someday my friend !"
Jul 14
Sigmund Fertig commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"George, that young PFC looks like my good friend Harold Goldstein !"
Jul 12
Sigmund Fertig commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Dave, been triple digits her the last week and a half, get my stuff done early morning, early evening when it starts to cool, around 7PM !"
Jul 8

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 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 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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