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Don't normally care for these, but this one caught my attention at a local show and thought it would be fun to display as a conversation piece.

 

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USMC 2/2 Fox Co 0311 & 1st Recon Bn Delta Co. 0321. 1986 - 1995 (Desert Storm 90/91)

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

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Paintings on front and both sides.

 

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USMC 2/2 Fox Co 0311 & 1st Recon Bn Delta Co. 0321. 1986 - 1995 (Desert Storm 90/91)

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

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I like how the shell was left beat up.

 

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USMC 2/2 Fox Co 0311 & 1st Recon Bn Delta Co. 0321. 1986 - 1995 (Desert Storm 90/91)

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

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USMC 2/2 Fox Co 0311 & 1st Recon Bn Delta Co. 0321. 1986 - 1995 (Desert Storm 90/91)

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

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I think that's pretty cool Troy. I'd have no problem displaying that on one of my shelves! Is it just a shell or was it complete with a liner?


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I think that's pretty cool Troy. I'd have no problem displaying that on one of my shelves! Is it just a shell or was it complete with a liner?

 

Thanks Ian.

 

No liner, just a front seam swivel bail shell.

 

Troy


USMC 2/2 Fox Co 0311 & 1st Recon Bn Delta Co. 0321. 1986 - 1995 (Desert Storm 90/91)

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

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Troy,

 

Didn't notice this at the show until now, but looks like he even painted a burlap or camo covered helmet on the left side. This was a neat find!

 

Mike


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The painting of the trooper in the mackinaw reminds me of James Whitmore's character in the movie Battleground


Judges 1:19- And the LORD was with Judah; and he drave out the inhabitants of the mountain; but could not drive out the inhabitants of the valley, because they had chariots of iron.

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Holy @#$% i love it!!!.............mike


Always looking for and buying 50's era 11th Airborne/ 187th ARCT/ 82nd Airborne tac mark painted jump helmets!



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I dont usually like these painted pieces either but this one is really cool.

CONGRATS Troy!

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Thanks for the comments guys.

 

Troy,

Didn't notice this at the show until now, but looks like he even painted a burlap or camo covered helmet on the left side. This was a neat find!

Mike

 

Mike, that was the same thing I was thinking; looks like a burlap covered helmet on the one guy.

 

Nice pickup Troy. Was this at Toledo?

 

No. Picked this up at the last Novi show in Michigan.

 

The painting of the trooper in the mackinaw reminds me of James Whitmore's character in the movie Battleground

 

I'll have to look that up. They style of the characters on the helmet remind me of Bill Mauldin's war-weary, unshaven Willie and Joe...the quintessential WWII G. I. Joes.

 

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USMC 2/2 Fox Co 0311 & 1st Recon Bn Delta Co. 0321. 1986 - 1995 (Desert Storm 90/91)

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

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The painting of the trooper in the mackinaw reminds me of James Whitmore's character in the movie Battleground

That was my first thought too before reading the comments. Kinnie had the cut down overcoat and the Tommy Gun.


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Okay, yes I see the resemblance and would have to agree with that assessment!

 

Troy


USMC 2/2 Fox Co 0311 & 1st Recon Bn Delta Co. 0321. 1986 - 1995 (Desert Storm 90/91)

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

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The painting of the trooper in the mackinaw reminds me of James Whitmore's character in the movie Battleground

 

Now that you mention it, it really does.

 

-Dave


Collecting WWI 26th Division Machine Gun and Infantry related Helmets, Equipment, Groupings, Photos and Dog Tags!


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