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Thanks to Marty who encouraged me to take a look inside. It took me a while, lids are not my expertise. I was looking on the liner. Then I took it outside and there it was. On the suspension.

"Spencer" is the name. I confirmed additional paperwork I have and with Marty's find a grave and birthday certificate, Spencer was white. The Army publication mentioned earlier was wrong. There were two African Americans and one white chaplain in the 24th.

Photo image was enhanced to show the show the name.



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So you inadvertantly got a shot of him wearing it without realizing it was the helmet you had in hand? I thought the photo looked close to your lid when I saw it. This is an incredible find and the cool factor just soared with the ID!

"There is no such thing as an expert, only students with different levels of education."

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That is amazing to say the least! History to an item brought back to life. Love these stories!



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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Here's one of Chaplain George B. Wood, 82nd Airborne, 505th PIR, wearing his lid.

. Scott I met Chappy Wood at Ft Bragg in 1995. Got my picture made with him.








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The cover is not original to the helmet but the cover is name to Navy Chaplain Lt. Michael E. Lavelle. Chaplain Lavelle was assigned to MAG-16 as chaplain to the Marines.

thank you Mike for the cover.





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