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Got a call a couple of weeks ago on an add I ran.The guy stated he had a couple of uniforms so I made arrangements to go look.The uniforms sounded pretty common and after speaking to the person a couple times I figured they were USMC from the late 50s early 60s.He said his brother-in-law wore them.I had asked if there were other items and he wasnt sure.He said he did have a helmet on a board.I made the trip and it was close to 50 miles one way.The uniforms were as I expected.A set of blues,greens and 4 sets f tropicals.Basic stuff and only rank insignia.No ribbons,shooting badges etc.The blues had the EGAs on the collar.

 

I asked about the helmet and this is what he had.

 

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Iraqi helmet from the First Gulf War...Desert Storm/Desert Shield.

 

Appears the Wisconsin National Guard presented this to his brother in law.He stated that the brother in law was an avid supporter of the Military and this was given in appreciation.The plaque has a wall hanger on the back and the helmet is affixed to the wooden support with a wire clothes hanger..Helmet has full liner and appears to be named to the Iraqi soldier on the underside of the brim.

 

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In Memoriam:
Lieutenant J.Kostelec 1-3 First Special Service Force MIA/PD 4 March 1944 Italy
I HAVE SEEN THE ENEMY AND IT IS DAYLIGHT
Forget about the tips..We'll get hell to pay (AC/DC)
"If you cant get out and run with the big dogs then sit on the porch and bark at the cars going by.."

Have you Hugged a Clown Today?

You Cant Get A Sun Tan On The Moon..





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In Memoriam:
Lieutenant J.Kostelec 1-3 First Special Service Force MIA/PD 4 March 1944 Italy
I HAVE SEEN THE ENEMY AND IT IS DAYLIGHT
Forget about the tips..We'll get hell to pay (AC/DC)
"If you cant get out and run with the big dogs then sit on the porch and bark at the cars going by.."

Have you Hugged a Clown Today?

You Cant Get A Sun Tan On The Moon..





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Never can tell what you will find in a garage in the middle of now where..... :D:lol:

In Memoriam:
Lieutenant J.Kostelec 1-3 First Special Service Force MIA/PD 4 March 1944 Italy
I HAVE SEEN THE ENEMY AND IT IS DAYLIGHT
Forget about the tips..We'll get hell to pay (AC/DC)
"If you cant get out and run with the big dogs then sit on the porch and bark at the cars going by.."

Have you Hugged a Clown Today?

You Cant Get A Sun Tan On The Moon..





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Is the helmet made out of a kevlar type material or something? I was looking at stuff in my fathers collection and saw a helmet which looks like yours, it was a thick plastic material with a liner inside and had arabic writing inside as well. I wonder if it is Iraqi also.

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Is the helmet made out of a kevlar type material or something? I was looking at stuff in my fathers collection and saw a helmet which looks like yours, it was a thick plastic material with a liner inside and had arabic writing inside as well. I wonder if it is Iraqi also.

 

 

The helmets are a fiber type.Some are a tan type plastic.Internal suspension permanently attatched to the shell.No ballistic qualities or protection... not Kevlar.

 

In all likely hood it sounds like a Iraqi helmet

In Memoriam:
Lieutenant J.Kostelec 1-3 First Special Service Force MIA/PD 4 March 1944 Italy
I HAVE SEEN THE ENEMY AND IT IS DAYLIGHT
Forget about the tips..We'll get hell to pay (AC/DC)
"If you cant get out and run with the big dogs then sit on the porch and bark at the cars going by.."

Have you Hugged a Clown Today?

You Cant Get A Sun Tan On The Moon..





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I actually like the way your helmet is mounted! I think I might try to copy this wall-hanging plaque for some of my Gulf War helmets!

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I like the helmet a lot and one day hope to get one---Blue Skies Mark

In Memory of Air Corps Technical Sergeant Carl F. Durfee. He died of wounds on 30 December 1944 while serving in the South Pacific. You are not forgotten.

ASMIC member

American Legion member

US Air Force & Air National Guard TAC - MAC

JOHN N. DANIELS ---152nd COMPANY C New York State Infantry--- captured 1864 survivor of Andersonville ---- Great-Great-Great Uncle

Captain Robert L. Hosler, 522nd Fighter/Bomber Sq. 12th Army Air Corp. World War Two P47 Pilot - 1 DFC- 5 Air Medal & 0ne Purple Heart---Uncle

1st Sgt Ann Barry, US Army Air Corp WAC World War Two --ETO --- Aunt

Sgt Willam M. Barry, USMC----Pacific World War Two--Father





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Thanks for the comments

Great helmets gentlemen

In Memoriam:
Lieutenant J.Kostelec 1-3 First Special Service Force MIA/PD 4 March 1944 Italy
I HAVE SEEN THE ENEMY AND IT IS DAYLIGHT
Forget about the tips..We'll get hell to pay (AC/DC)
"If you cant get out and run with the big dogs then sit on the porch and bark at the cars going by.."

Have you Hugged a Clown Today?

You Cant Get A Sun Tan On The Moon..





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