Haven't post anything in a while, so I thought I would share this one I just made a trade for.
This helmet is named and ID'd to Sherman L. (Lewis) Herring, Service number RA12729957.
He enlisted in March 1965 and was assigned to the 101st AB, Co B, 2nd Battalion, December of 1965 as a rifleman. He continued to serve in the Army until September of 1972. From what I can read on his file, he was also assigned to the following units;
HHC 2nd BN (ABN), 101st 327th INF
HHC 1st BN (ABN) 101st 506th
Co C 1st BN (ABN) 325th INF
HHC 4th BN 10th Inf
Co A 4th Bn 10th Inf
Co. C 1st Bn 28th Inf
11B10 Basic Infantry Airborne
Primary duties listed with the above MOS's
Basic Infantry Airborne,
Sr Field Wireman
National Defense Medal
Vietnam Service Medal w/ 3 bronze stars
Vietnam Campaign medal
Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross w/ Palm Unit Citation
Expert Badge w/ Auto Rifle, Marksmanship badge w/ Rifle Bar,
2 Overseas Bars.
So I'm not exactly sure what unit would've used the tactical marking ink stamped on each side of the helmet, but my guess would be with the 327th. The helmet cover is dated 1964 and as you can see is an AB Liner, but no AB snaps on the shell chinstraps? Looking close at those it actually appears they were cut off for some reason. You can see how he has the shell straps weaved through the A-yoke straps of the liner.
If anyone can help with the markings I would appreciate it.
Edited by USMC-RECON0321, 11 December 2015 - 02:39 PM.