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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
Where were you stationed?
What MOS or job description did you have?
What was your rank/title?
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
Phone number (Optional).
951-791-8677 H 951-663-7997 C
Name a few buddies you served with that you would like to find.
Warren DeJong

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175th Dragoons Birthday

On this May 23rd, 2011 I want to wish all Dragoon Trooper a joyus day on the Birthday of the unit we served in. We are an honored bunch of men who proudly served in the 2nd Armored Cavalry and the 2nd Stryker Cavalry, Hooah!

Posted on May 23, 2011 at 10:20am — 1 Comment

New Year

To all the staff who make this web page what it is, A hearty Happy New Year and a prosperous one. Jess, Gene, Chris, Bob,and Dave, you are greatly appreciated!!

Posted on December 30, 2010 at 1:59pm

Returning Iraqi Veteran's Ceremony

Tonight at 6 PM at Taquhitz High School football field in Hemet, Ca. there will be a ceremony to honor returning vetrans of the Iraqi war. I will dress and attend!

Posted on August 31, 2010 at 8:00pm — 2 Comments

Does anyone remember

In the late 50's I operated a CW and FM radio in the back of an M-59 Personel Carrier. Does any one know what the name of this radio was?

Posted on July 12, 2010 at 12:23am — 3 Comments

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At 2:27pm on March 7, 2013, Dennis K. Hansen said…

happy birthday Brother,,, tomorrow... hope its a good one

At 2:21pm on August 24, 2011, Donald Ray said…
I don't know. All I know is that his name was Harry Smith and he was a VTR operator.  Harry had blonde hair and blue eyes.  That should narrow the list down considerably.  I don't believe there were that many blonde haired blue eyed VTR operators.
At 11:02am on August 8, 2011, James F. Burgos said…
THANK YOU !   I'm 64 today.  sheeeeesh.   
At 9:07am on August 1, 2011, Dave Gettman said…

Much appreciated, Sigmund!

At 8:45am on July 21, 2011, James F. Burgos said…
Sigmund,  we know So. Cal. well.  My wife and I are California Natives and we moved to Arizona in Dec. of '06.  We didn't realize that it did NOT COOL OFF AT NIGHT when we moved here.  We had a house in Riverside, right on the Moreno Valley border.  Our house was on top of the hill where the 215 Frwy. turns off of the 60 Frwy.,  just above Raceway Ford.  Used to go very near your home when we went to the Sobaba Casino !  We are currently looking for a home near you, most likely San Jacinto.  We know that Riverside County gets hot, but at least it cools down at night.  Perhaps soon, we will be neighbors.  I'll keep you posted.  James
At 5:46am on May 30, 2011, William (Bill) Bewley said…

Thanks Sigmund!  Movie witht the grandchildren today. 


Are you coming to our next reunin - Veteran's Day weekend in DC area. 




At 5:32pm on May 17, 2011, michael ruotolo said…
Sigmund, that is a lot better than puke. I'm serious man, I did not eat for 3 days. I'v done before and everything was fine. Not this time fumes got in and I went down. I was driving HQ 3 and he asked me if I was alright. I was as green as hulk.
At 11:10pm on May 7, 2011, Tony Ray Ross said…
Pixley is half way between Bakersfield and Fresno on the 99 Highway. I know where Hemet is I have been down there visiting at a trailer park outside of town Had a lake where we went fishing.
At 9:57am on March 25, 2011, Dave Gettman said…
Sigmund, REFORGER stands for REturn of FORces to GERmany. Fun stuff if you liked tearing up the German countryside for a few weeks.
At 11:23pm on March 24, 2011, Andrew M Pyburn said…

Sigmund,  REFORGER was an annual exercise that brought units from th states to germany. One division ( HQ + a brigade or 2) against each V corps & VII corps. The 2nd & 11th CAV would rotate who got to participate.

            I personnally got to play 1 time with 2/2 ACR, 1 with 1/ 15th Inf, 3rd ID Umpire with 3rd ID. Then returned to Germany twice to play with 5th ID Ft Polk, and 4th ID Ft Carson.

            They were like a 20 day ftx  for Germany based units, but they where a 6 month process for the stateside units. They also had to pull the equipment from the preposistioned warehouses near K-town.





This was the third design of the 2d Cavalry DUI, worn from 1924-1931. The sharp points on the ends of the bottom scroll again called for a redesign.


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