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This liner here savage we suspect was an officers, note the holes around the grommet, two vertical and two horizontal, a 2nd and 1st Lieutenant's bar, followed by a Captain's bar upon ultimate promotion to that grade we should think.

 

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This liner here savage we suspect was an officers, note the holes around the grommet, two vertical and two horizontal, a 2nd and 1st Lieutenant's bar, followed by a Captain's bar upon ultimate promotion to that grade we should think.

 

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The holes on the 299th liner do line up with the pins on LT and CAPT bars, whereas Colonel Hee used decals on the HQ liner which he changed as his rank increased.

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Came across this period portrait photo today while going through photo files.

An unnamed Captain of 2nd ID which I assume was probably taken post-war.

He wears a small 2nd ID decal and painted Captain bars on his helmet liner.

Great foto, too bad there's no name for him,, looks like he's got 7 Big Hearts, a real survivor.

 

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Arkansas National Guard and 4th Army insignia on liners of 39th ID men mobilized to prevent the Little Rock Nine from attending class.

 

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31st ID SSI painted on helmets of Alabama Guardsman cleaning up "illicit activity" in Phenix City after the murder of Democratic nominee for Attorney General, Albert Patterson, in 1954.

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Is it camo because I can't see it�

 

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Whoops! I tried posting off of my phone and I guess the picture was too large.... here it is! Liner is marked to the 511th PIR of the 11th Airborne Division.

Thad

 

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Good question. Unfortunately I am having a difficult time identifying its origin. There are markings on the suspension but it's extremely faded.The previous owner was stationed in England during the war and served as Lieut Commander in the Navy but I dont believe this was his liner. He was a famous socialite and was an avid collector of militaria, much of which was passed down to him through his ancestors. His great grandfather was James Henry Van Alen Brig. General in the civil war.

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This is my favourite liner. It's the only marked one I have, so far. It's a Westinghouse with a painted full bird colonel insignia. At first I thought the insignia was a decal but closer inspection learned that it was painted and covered with laquer. There is also an overpainted 22 Army Corps insignia visible on the right side of the liner.

 

 

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Rene

 

 

 

 

Never give in - never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense.

 

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Keep buggering on.

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This is my favourite liner. It's the only marked one I have, so far. It's a Westinghouse with a painted full bird colonel insignia. At first I thought the insignia was a decal but closer inspection learned that it was painted and covered with laquer. There is also an overpainted 22 Army Corps insignia visible on the right side of the liner.

 

 

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Rene

 

 

 

 

continued. the liner is ID'd to Col. Blair.

 

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Rene

Never give in - never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense.

 

Churchill

 

Keep buggering on.

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I recently posted this in the DI's forum as an unknown help topic. But Working on a Tip PMed me, it turns out the Decal is for the 33rd Infantry, the DI is inside a shield, which is non standard, as the DI decals of this type are a normally large versions of the DI, which made it obscure and unfamiliar. Photo taken at least before 1956, and if photo taken after December 1954, then when the unit was a part of the recently reactivated Americal Division, May 26 1956, the date the 33rd Infantry is inactivated.

 

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