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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!

Added by Sigmund Fertig 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!!

Added by Sigmund Fertig on December 30, 2010 at 1:59pm — No Comments

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!

Added by Sigmund Fertig 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?

Added by Sigmund Fertig on July 12, 2010 at 12:23am — 3 Comments

Freedom isn't free

I thought about a graveyard at the bottom of the sea, of unmarked graves in Arlington.

No freedom isn't free

I thought of all the children, of mothers and of wives, of fathers, sons and husbands, with interrupted lives.

I thought, how many men like him had fallen through the years, how many died on foreign soil; How many mothers tears

I looked at him in uniform so…


Added by Sigmund Fertig on July 1, 2010 at 3:42pm — No Comments

Cav Hat

Thanks Wayne for the compliment on the Cav hat, it has a 3" brim and I'm proud to own one I wear it to special events and the car shows I attend. There is a fella here in our mobile park who was with the first cav and he wears his all the time but they are to dogone hot in the warmer months. Toujours Pret brother

Added by Sigmund Fertig on May 23, 2010 at 5:32pm — No Comments


At the 2nd ACR reunion we had a guest, 2nd Lt. Steve Saxion who mentioned to me that they now have a museum in Kongresshalle!

Added by Sigmund Fertig on May 20, 2010 at 6:58pm — 1 Comment

2010 Reunion

Great time at the reunion, met lots of great troopers. Awesome seeing WWII Troopers especially Vern Schmidt who shared some great stories with me at the Patton Museum. Pictures to follow on my page later.

Added by Sigmund Fertig on May 20, 2010 at 3:30pm — No Comments

E Quake

Man, sittin at the table yesterday late noon and this place was rockin and rollin, we are probably 150-200 miles from epicenter and it was the longest duration quake I've felt. We were playin cards after a wonderful Easter meal and if it was that strong here I can't imagine what it was like at the center. Oh well thats CA 4 U exciting place to live.

Added by Sigmund Fertig on April 5, 2010 at 11:04am — No Comments


Politics is supposed to be the second olest proffesion. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblence to the first: Ronald Regan

Added by Sigmund Fertig on April 1, 2010 at 11:26am — 2 Comments

Southern California

Good monday mornin troopers, looks like another beautiful day here in So. Cal., fishin and golfin on the schedule, oh well another rough retirement day. Wish all a happy Monday

Added by Sigmund Fertig on March 15, 2010 at 12:28pm — 2 Comments


Will definately be attending

Added by Sigmund Fertig on March 6, 2010 at 11:42am — 1 Comment




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.


Machine Gun Troop, 2d Cavalry; Adjutant General.

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