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#1 shadawg

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 03:12 PM

The helmet itself is a FS/SB schlueter mnfd. with late war westy liner, and a 1953 dated blue anchor cover. The price on this one really shot up, but I loved the way it looked, and I was fortunate enough to receive it.

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 03:13 PM

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 03:14 PM

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 03:15 PM

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 03:54 PM

Has a great look to it! Any history on it?



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Posted 11 February 2019 - 03:57 PM

What's the hole in the liner from?



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Posted 11 February 2019 - 04:20 PM

Looks like the price wasn't the only thing that was shot up!

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 04:50 PM

Has a great look to it! Any history on it?

Unfortunately the only information I know is written on the helmet. I haven't seen this one referenced anywhere else in my searches, and hope to see if anyone has a definitive answer. my best guess is from an arty unit serving early vietnam



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Posted 11 February 2019 - 04:51 PM

What's the hole in the liner from?

really hard to say for sure, but definitely a deflection scar from a fast moving piece of shrapnel



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Posted 11 February 2019 - 05:53 PM

Is there a hole in the steel pot to coincide with it?



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Posted 11 February 2019 - 07:23 PM

Is there a hole in the steel pot to coincide with it?

I think it is the lower impact



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Posted 11 February 2019 - 08:15 PM

Twentynine Palms is a Marine Corps base in California



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Posted 11 February 2019 - 08:21 PM

https://www.mytrngdept.com "1st guns"

 

Excerpt: I underlined the important part

 

"The 1st 155mm Gun Btry (SP) landed in the Republic of Vietnam on 3Mar66 in Danang. It had arrived there as part of 1st Field Artillery Group (FAG) that had been deployed from 29 Palms in California in February. It was placed under the administrative and operational control of the 12th Marines and was initially deployed to a position south of the city but was moved on 27Mar66 to a position closer to the Cau Do river (see aerial view). Some of the radio call signs used by the battery in Vietnam included PeafowlLadyshipHershey Bar, and Selectman."

 

 

"7Feb66 departed 29 Palms w/1st FAG consisting of HqBtry, 1st Guns, and 3rd 8”"

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 10:03 PM

Could the damage be from 29 Palms?



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Posted 12 February 2019 - 05:09 AM


https://www.mytrngdept.com "1st guns"
 
Excerpt: I underlined the important part
 
"The 1st 155mm Gun Btry (SP) landed in the Republic of Vietnam on 3Mar66 in Danang. It had arrived there as part of 1st Field Artillery Group (FAG) that had been deployed from 29 Palms in California in February. It was placed under the administrative and operational control of the 12th Marines and was initially deployed to a position south of the city but was moved on 27Mar66 to a position closer to the Cau Do river (see aerial view). Some of the radio call signs used by the battery in Vietnam included PeafowlLadyshipHershey Bar, and Selectman."
 
  "7Feb66 departed 29 Palms w/1st FAG consisting of HqBtry, 1st Guns, and 3rd 8"



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Posted 12 February 2019 - 05:10 AM

That was what I was figuring as well, maybe with a little more digging, I can find my boy

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 05:44 AM

I'll be interested to learn more. Spent some time at the Stumps.



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Posted 12 February 2019 - 06:16 AM

I really like this helmet !
Shows typical combat use, and has tons of character.
Love the Grafitti

Congrats Brother - killer lid


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Posted 12 February 2019 - 08:16 AM

Only marine with that last name with first name starting with M I've found so far. Right time period based on his age, but doesn't have a war listed.

https://marines.toge...erson&ID=268584


https://www.myherita...michael_berger#


http://www.interment...cords-ba-be.htm

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 08:21 AM

Michael Leroy Berger

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 09:04 AM

Michael Leroy Berger
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Good work as usual Russ

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 09:13 AM

Good work as usual Russ

Thank you Dean. I hope a story can be attributed to this helmet.



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Posted 12 February 2019 - 09:53 AM

Thank you Dean. I hope a story can be attributed to this helmet.


As always members like yourself ready to help, hopefully the OP can get a wealth of history on it.
I wish him all the luck

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 03:07 PM

Only marine with that last name with first name starting with M I've found so far. Right time period based on his age, but doesn't have a war listed.

https://marines.toge...erson&ID=268584


https://www.myherita...michael_berger#


http://www.interment...cords-ba-be.htm

hard not to jump to conclusions on this info, i think you got him



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Posted 13 February 2019 - 08:12 AM

Correct me if I am wrong but if he was in the Marines from 1958-1962 the rip in the cover would not likely have come from combat.




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