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#1 AnDuc49

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Posted 09 May 2019 - 08:15 AM

This is not in my personal collection, but shared to me by my friend, the vet who brought back the helmet. This helmet was captured by the vet (3rd Platoon Leader for Bravo Co. 2/1 196th Inf. Brigade) when he surprised a NVA soldier on a trail in I Corp. The NVA soldier has carved his name in the interior and you can see that the vet also carved his name in when he captured it.

 

In a photo of him in Vietnam, the helmet can be seen resting on his pack (note the two captured belts as well). 

 

The Ka-Bar is something which he carried with him during his tour in Vietnam 

Hope you like it as much as I do! 

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#2 AnDuc49

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Posted 09 May 2019 - 08:16 AM

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#3 USCapturephotos

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Posted 09 May 2019 - 08:31 AM

Love it! Thanks.
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#4 Blacksmith

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Posted 09 May 2019 - 08:33 AM

Wow, that is awesome - thanks for sharing it!

#5 mikie

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Posted 09 May 2019 - 09:55 AM

It doesn't get much better than that!



#6 triggerhappyjim

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Posted 09 May 2019 - 10:42 AM

absolutely fantastic...love the photo!!!!!!



#7 gravecreek

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Posted 09 May 2019 - 01:35 PM

Nice pics. Thanks for posting.



#8 USARV72

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Posted 09 May 2019 - 02:57 PM

Good pics of very nice memorabilia. Note the sling through front site of M-16, other tied to butt stock with some line? Have a couple of belts , map case and couple canteens......

#9 Cap Camouflage Pattern I

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Posted 14 May 2019 - 01:28 PM

Amazing

#10 1st Sgt CES

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Posted 15 May 2019 - 04:54 AM

Great Helmet !



#11 kanemono

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Posted 15 May 2019 - 06:52 AM

Great helmet and the photo of the vet sitting next to it puts this over the top.




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