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  1. I'm not sure if anyone would call this a bonafide medic's helmet, but it does have a medical background. I bought this helmet simply because I wanted a 1917A1 and was told by the seller that there was some writing on the liner, but he couldn't make out what was written. The writing was written in pen, but has faded with time. As near as I can tell it says: Sgt. Thomas F.(?) Mc???ty Co. F 134 Med Regt Fort Bragg North Carolina I've done some Googling and found some info, but if anyone knows anything more about this outfit or can better decipher this gentlema
  2. As a cousin to an active Marine, please accept my deepest condolences. They are in a league of their own.
  3. My one and only M1917 helmet. Belonged to a Peter Losso, but I am still trying to ascertain what outfit he was a part of (as indicated by the white diamond):
  4. Thanks very much for the information thus far, gentlemen! Hopefully, someone can provide some more insight regarding the diamond. Beast, I'd love to see some of your requests, so I'll have a better idea of what I'm doing. This is new territory for me...
  5. Well, to his credit, at least the seller seemed to be honest in his description. I guess its another case of buyers with more dollars than "sense".
  6. Greetings gents! I recently bought my first M1917 helmet. I didn't know it when I bought it (and I doubt the seller knew), that the chinstrap of this helmet had some very faint markings on it. In inked, handwritten script it says: "[illegible] Peter Losso 186477" I'm not sure about the numbers, but I can see 6477 well enough to read. The "1" and "8" are less clear, but I think I have them right. Anyway, does that sound like a service number? I can read the name itself, "Peter Losso", pretty clearly. There appears to possibly be some script before his name (a rank perhaps?), but
  7. Thank goodness! I think that was an excellent, informative post especially for beginners such as myself!
  8. Well, I'm new at this, but as I understand it front seam does indeed indicate WWII manufacture, but some rear seam helmets were manufactured during WWII as well (44-45?)...
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