I picked this up recently from an army surplus store website. They had a few Mitchell covers up, but this was the only unique one. It was listed as a "Vintage Military Helmet Cover 1973," but the contract actually dates to early 65, according to an extremely helpful list somewhere on this site.
There are two "V"s painted/sharpied on to the helmet cover. I did some research and have found some people saying that the 24th ID did this to their Mitchells, and one or two people saying that 5th Marines did it.
Can anyone shed some light or photo evidence of any V marked helmets? Does anyone have one like this in their collection?
I don't have it in hand yet, so can't give a good judgement yet as to authenticity, but just wanted to spark some discussion.
Thanks in advance!