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#1 costa

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Posted 11 June 2019 - 08:00 AM

CAN YOU ID THIS INSIGNIA?? I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT SO EVER.

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#2 manayunkman

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Posted 11 June 2019 - 08:04 AM

It looks right what ever it is.

Infantry regiment?

#3 aef1917

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Posted 11 June 2019 - 08:22 AM

142nd Infantry Regiment.

 

(Probably would have helped if you mentioned the 36th ID insignia on the other side of the helmet.)



#4 Allan H.

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Posted 11 June 2019 - 08:54 AM

Agreed- 142nd Infantry Regiment, 36th Infantry Division.

 

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Posted 12 June 2019 - 08:36 PM

the other images on eBay has the 36th Texas T with yellow lighting bolt.
Looks like a end of the war Parade helmet

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Posted 15 June 2019 - 02:35 PM

Its up to $1200 with 2 days left. ebay item # 133080956415



#7 manayunkman

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Posted 15 June 2019 - 02:57 PM

Shhhhh

#8 644td

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Posted 17 June 2019 - 06:20 AM

Shhhhh


Funny, good one.

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#9 rooster77

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Posted 17 June 2019 - 06:42 AM

Dont do it. You don't need it..!!!!!

The only way to stop is to stop.

Ask yourself this… Do I really need another helmet?



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Posted 17 June 2019 - 07:39 AM

Lol

#11 manayunkman

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Posted 17 June 2019 - 08:43 AM

I wish I had the money

#12 phantomfixer

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Posted 17 June 2019 - 09:25 AM

what is the meaning of the lightning bolt?



#13 manayunkman

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Posted 17 June 2019 - 10:17 AM

Unit marking

#14 Navybean

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Posted 17 June 2019 - 07:18 PM

Helmet meant a lot to somebody $2700.00 ending price.

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Posted 17 June 2019 - 07:19 PM

A cool helmet with cool insignia

#16 Phineaus

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Posted 17 June 2019 - 08:19 PM

I found this posting on the forum from 2009 that suggests the lightning bolt on the 36th infantry insignia was added in the field by I Company of the 142nd Infantry Regiment during a particular operation over the Moder River. The source cited is the Texas Military Forces Museum blog. I found the original posting on that forum, which appears to be an anonymous posting by a veteran in 2006. Without clear photographic evidence or more solid documentation, its not totally pinned down, but remains an interesting line of further inquiry.

http://www.usmilitar...t/?fromsearch=1

https://www.google.c...php?t=648&amp=1

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Posted Today, 01:36 PM

I found this posting on the forum from 2009 that suggests the lightning bolt on the 36th infantry insignia was added in the field by I Company of the 142nd Infantry Regiment during a particular operation over the Moder River. The source cited is the Texas Military Forces Museum blog. I found the original posting on that forum, which appears to be an anonymous posting by a veteran in 2006. Without clear photographic evidence or more solid documentation, its not totally pinned down, but remains an interesting line of further inquiry.

http://www.usmilitar...t/?fromsearch=1

https://www.google.c...php?t=648&amp=1


Very interesting!! Thanks for digging.

The helmet has good patina, I think $2,700 is good considering what this lid would have sold for 5-10 years ago had it popped up on Ebay.

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Posted Today, 01:36 PM

MITCH ARE YOU THE NEW OWNER??


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