CAN YOU ID THIS INSIGNIA?? I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT SO EVER.
WHAT IS THIS INSIGNIA? 142nd INF RGT on helmet
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.)
Posted 11 June 2019 - 08:54 AM
Agreed- 142nd Infantry Regiment, 36th Infantry Division.
Posted 12 June 2019 - 08:36 PM
Looks like a end of the war Parade helmet
Posted 15 June 2019 - 02:35 PM
Its up to $1200 with 2 days left. ebay item # 133080956415
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?
Posted 17 June 2019 - 08:19 PM
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.
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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