Im sure most folks know that when America entered WW1 we did not have enough of anything to equip our army at first.
Including helmets. Uncle Sam purchased some 600,000 Britsh Brodie Helmets to issue to the arriving troops.
The helmet I show here was issued to my Grandfather when he got to France.
He didn't mark it and it doesn't have any unit on it. But it was his helmet. He brought it back with him.
Its in good shape except for the strap. Its pretty well rotting at this point.
He met my Grandmother in France. and in the early 1920;s he went back and married her and brought her back to America.