Posted 10 December 2018 - 02:32 AM
So, a couple of questions, all of which are intended to add information that may help in finding his items:
He passed ten years ago, what efforts have you made previously to locate his items?
You mention they were (quote) pawned. Were you being literal? Specifically, if they were really pawned, there is a chance - more remote after 10 years - to track them down through the pawn shop. While reputable shops will not give you customer information, if properly incented - cash - they night be willing to contact the buyer if known.
Have you seen these items, or just suspect they existed? As you seem to be most keenly interested in the helmet, what can you tell us about it? Is it named? Have initials? Any distinguishing characteristics? Did it have a cover on it? There are thousands of these helmets in the market, so anything you can tell, us would be helpful. Maybe, on some off chance, someone in the family has a picture of it?
Sorry for all the questions, but if you are serious about trying to find any of these items, it is going to take some leg-work and more information. Also, I would add that a positively ID’d helmet to a Navy Cross recipient is going to be expensive - meaning likely $1000+.