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#276 Andrei

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 03:24 AM

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 03:25 AM

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Another Sailor?

 

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 03:26 AM

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Posted 14 September 2017 - 01:08 PM

I have a Nam helme with mild graffiti in my collection. Just bought a modern cover for a kevlar helmet that was covered, just because it was interesting for only $2. Guy's whole squad signed it, apparently he was getting out and they wished him luck.

 

Well, it's only legit if the ink is faded! Just kidding, of course. I firmly believe that the mantra that the ink must be faded to be from Vietnam is subject to individual cover scrutiny. Folks need to remember that helmets were used by personnel other than grunts and will, therefore, have differing levels of wear, tear, and fade.



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Posted 14 September 2017 - 01:08 PM

I have a Nam helme with mild graffiti in my collection. Just bought a modern cover for a kevlar helmet that was covered, just because it was interesting for only $2. Guy's whole squad signed it, apparently he was getting out and they wished him luck.

 

Well, it's only legit if the ink is faded! Just kidding, of course. I firmly believe that the mantra that the ink must be faded to be from Vietnam is subject to individual cover scrutiny. Folks need to remember that helmets were used by personnel other than grunts and will, therefore, have differing levels of wear, tear, and fade.



#281 Andrei

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Posted 17 September 2017 - 03:14 PM

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Painted helmet cover for this 173rd Airborne artilleryman.



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Posted 18 September 2017 - 01:25 AM

That's cool! Is that infantry marking further back?

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Posted 15 May 2019 - 08:43 PM

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That's a nice looking set Andrei, not sure how I missed it, did it come with a liner? Is the cover dated?


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