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This is my most recent addition. This helmet was featured in Mike Spivey's book "M1 Helmets of WWII". I was able to find the owner of the helmet at the time this book was published to see if I could get information about the veteran it came from as it was a direct purchase from the vet in Los Angeles but no luck yet. The paper trail ends from when it was purchased in the 70's or 80's.

 

 

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This crowd has gone deadly silent, a Cinderella story outta nowhere. Former greenskeeper and now about to become the masters champion....Carl Spackler

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I have that book too and recognize the helmet. Very nice piece! As the name is Portuguese and as the co-author Cesar is Brazilian, there's a real co-incidence!

"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!"

 

Winston Churchill

" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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Probably done more often than we know. From WW1 to Vietnam, sandbag burlap was everywhere. Rub some local dirt/mud on it and you are good to go.

Shove some burlap in the top of the liner during Winter. Sun bleached burlap would probably be better than green in the snow too. When you're in the field, far from supply, ya do what ya gotta do.

 

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In Peace and War, US Merchant Marine. WARNING: Dangerous Cargo. No Visitors, No Smoking, No Open Lights.

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Mike,

Not sure if you seen this picture I posted the other day. Pathfinders in the 50's getting ready for a training jump. All look to have fresh burlap covers on their helmets.

Great helmet by the way!!!

 

Troy

 

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US Army Long Range Surveillance Co F 425th INF ABN LRS Team 1-6 2003 - 2005 (Iraqi Freedom 03/04)

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Mike,

Not sure if you seen this picture I posted the other day. Pathfinders in the 50's getting ready for a training jump. All look to have fresh burlap covers on their helmets.

Great helmet by the way!!!

 

Troy

 

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Troy,

 

I did see those photos but didn't notice they had burlap on their helmets. Definitely can see them when it is enlarged. Cool!!

 

Mike

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This crowd has gone deadly silent, a Cinderella story outta nowhere. Former greenskeeper and now about to become the masters champion....Carl Spackler

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