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#1 trenchfoot

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Posted 26 September 2018 - 05:32 PM

I'd like to see some unmessed with Vietnam helmet sets that are out there. I'll begin the thread with one of mine:

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Posted 26 September 2018 - 06:41 PM

These are my three Vietnam helmets. The first two pictures are from the same helmet and I believe is an early marine helmet due to the early age of the dated parts (the latest date I could find was from 1965). The other I believe is an army helmet from a bit later in the war (around 1970 or so) since most of the dated parts of it were made at the latest 1969. While these two are unmessed with graffiti examples the third one was made from pieces (chinstraps and helmet cover) found inside my dad's sea bag from his time in Vietnam.

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Posted 27 September 2018 - 08:00 AM

These are my three Vietnam helmets. The first two pictures are from the same helmet and I believe is an early marine helmet due to the early age of the dated parts (the latest date I could find was from 1965). The other I believe is an army helmet from a bit later in the war (around 1970 or so) since most of the dated parts of it were made at the latest 1969. While these two are unmessed with graffiti examples the third one was made from pieces (chinstraps and helmet cover) found inside my dad's sea bag from his time in Vietnam.

 Nice helmets! Its great you have your Dad's items



#4 AnDuc49

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Posted 27 September 2018 - 08:29 AM

Had this one for a while now. 

It's one that I really admired when I first got into Vietnam helmets and I'm proud to be it's current owner 

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#5 Justin

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Posted 27 September 2018 - 02:41 PM

I like that one

#6 anton67

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Posted 27 September 2018 - 03:37 PM

me too



#7 anton67

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Posted 27 September 2018 - 03:39 PM

Here is mine

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Posted 27 September 2018 - 03:40 PM

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Posted 27 September 2018 - 03:40 PM

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Posted 27 September 2018 - 03:46 PM

My other favorite

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#11 trenchfoot

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Posted 28 September 2018 - 02:47 AM

Those are some great examples! The ARVN one is killer



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Posted 29 September 2018 - 06:39 PM

Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 5.

 

Seabees helmet with grafitti...the helmet shell is painted gray.

 

NMCB 5 had six consecutive deployments in Viet Nam.

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Posted 29 September 2018 - 06:41 PM

The dark black grafitti is paint, not marker.

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Posted 29 September 2018 - 06:42 PM

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Posted 29 September 2018 - 06:42 PM

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Posted 29 September 2018 - 06:43 PM

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Posted 29 September 2018 - 07:15 PM

I posted mine over 10 years ago somewhere on the forum.  It's fairly clean as I kept it with my web gear aboard ship and only used it on the boats.  I had the inner tube band under a Mitchell camo strap just because I liked the look of it.  I still have it in my seabag along with my web gear around here somewhere.

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#18 trenchfoot

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Posted 29 September 2018 - 07:31 PM

 

Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 5.

 

Seabees helmet with grafitti...the helmet shell is painted gray.

 

NMCB 5 had six consecutive deployments in Viet Nam.

 

Woah, thats super cool! If you ever want to let that go, tell me. I've caught the Vietnam helmet bug again.



#19 trenchfoot

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Posted 29 September 2018 - 07:32 PM

I posted mine over 10 years ago somewhere on the forum.  It's fairly clean as I kept it with my web gear aboard ship and only used it on the boats.  I had the inner tube band under a Mitchell camo strap just because I liked the look of it.  I still have it in my seabag along with my web gear around here somewhere.

Thanks for sharing! Was it normal for sailors to be issued helmet covers in VN?



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Posted 06 October 2018 - 01:54 AM

a nice color photo of a ARVN helmet from 1965 painted yellow with black stripes and a red circle on the back.

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Posted 06 October 2018 - 02:49 PM

Nice helmets

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Posted 06 October 2018 - 06:02 PM

a nice color photo of a ARVN helmet from 1965 painted yellow with black stripes and a red circle on the back.

Do you own that magazine ? 

owen



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Posted 06 October 2018 - 06:39 PM

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Here’s some


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Posted 07 October 2018 - 12:05 AM

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Now Thats how I want my veranda to look !

Very cool O

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Posted 07 October 2018 - 12:21 AM

Do you own that magazine ? 

owen

 

no, it's not my magazine B)




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