Regrettably, Rick passed away suddenly on 30 July 2019. Those who served with him, especially his fellow Project Team members, miss him very much and we acknowledge his contributions to preserving the legacy of the 15th Battalion CEF. We will remember him.
Rick enlisted with the 48 Highlanders in 1976 as a Private, at the age of 16. Upon completion of his University studies, LT Hergel returned to the Regiment in 1982 to take his Commission as an Officer. Lt. Hergel served in various roles while with the 48th, including Platoon Commander, Assistant Adjutant, Transport and Signals Officer. Additionally, Lt. Hergel was posted to TMD as Public Affairs Officer. Retiring from the Reserves in 1994, LT Hergel returned from 1997-2000 to assist with the 48 Highlanders Cadet Corps. Lt Hergel’s civilian career began with the Canadian Film Industry in the area of Camera Systems, and he is an Affiliate Member of the Canadian Society of Cinematographers.