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#1 Double_Canister

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Posted 25 April 2019 - 02:51 PM

The guy I got it from said it belonged to his grandfather which according to an obituary he sent to me, served as a military policeman in the ETO from 1942-1945. It had a helmet net with a camo band and a late war liner. The chinstraps are standard OD 7 but are too short to fit around the back of the helmet. It is marked P3 above one of the chinstrap bales.

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#2 thunderbolts45

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Posted 29 June 2019 - 09:22 AM

Very cool. Did the guy you got it from give you any info about the vet who wore it, like what unit he was with, or even a picture?

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Posted 07 July 2019 - 04:04 PM

Very cool. Did the guy you got it from give you any info about the vet who wore it, like what unit he was with, or even a picture?

 

I got an obituary. Apparently the guy was a MP in Italy and enlisted in 1942.



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Posted 18 July 2019 - 05:49 PM

Absolute gem of a piece. Hope I'm not stepping out of line by asking, but if you were at all interested in selling the piece I'd love to talk. I apologize for begging on your thread, gonna go back to admiring it

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Posted 19 July 2019 - 04:14 PM

Absolute gem of a piece. Hope I'm not stepping out of line by asking, but if you were at all interested in selling the piece I'd love to talk. I apologize for begging on your thread, gonna go back to admiring it

 

I apologize but it has already been sold. I resolved to keep it for a while but then I stumbled upon a first pattern M1955 Vest and acquired it without selling a kidney. So I kind of spiraled into building up a Vietnam USMC Display from there.



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Posted 22 July 2019 - 08:17 PM

No apology necessary ! I'll snag one some day


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