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Hello,

What do you think about this helmet? There are popular names such as Doc Morton and Josheph T Ward. Let me know :)

 

 

 

Always looking for Vietnam militaria especially Mobile Riverine Force stuff

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I don't like it at all. Appears to be a fantasy piece, Not to mention, Recon Marines don't advertise they're Recon for obvious reasons, nor did they wear helmets on missions / patrols.

 

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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It has a blurb to Hathcock with total confirmed kills, Recon, Young Marines (a type of JROTC), etc...looks like someone just slapped a lot of random stuff on there. A Marine of the era wouldn't be putting the names of a bunch of well known Marines of the era on his helmet, all from different units, but more likely those of KIA's in his own unit, etc, etc.

 

And agree, Recon is disciplined and wouldn't want to go around advertising who they were on their covers

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Fake likely done by a "Young Marine" in the 1980's after the Hathcock book came out.

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I don't like it at all. Appears to be a fantasy piece, Not to mention, Recon Marines don't advertise they're Recon for obvious reasons, nor did they wear helmets on missions / patrols.

 

Troy

 

 

I agree, this is a bad one, and I mean a really bad one. Doesn't not look one bit period. Also a army helmet band on a Marine helmet? The helmet looks like it was put together last week and drew on yesterday.

 

J

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Beau-Brummel

 

 

I agree, this is a bad one, and I mean a really bad one. Doesn't not look one bit period. Also a army helmet band on a Marine helmet? The helmet looks like it was put together last week and drew on yesterday.

 

J

 

I agree entirely!

 

This old growler's been doing the rounds on ebay for the last three or four months with no takers, truly horrible!

 

Yours, Guy.

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Joseph T. Ward WAS a Marine sniper, and it looks like whoever decorated this helmet cover probably read his 1991 book Dear Mom: A Sniper’s Vietnam.

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ArchangelDM

This piece tickles me , graffiti all by the same hand , no wear and tear.

 

Shame , it's ruined a nice cover

"Rise and rise again until lambs become lions."

 

Always looking for ww2 USMC items, helmets and any camo'd items

 

 

"thinking outside of the box"

 

New website

 

https://combatusedmilitaria.com

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