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Headquarters 5th Marine WWI USMC Helmet-Painted


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Congrats on your find. It looks almost exactly like mine from the same unit, high punched EGA and a very crude and simple Indian head. American or British shell? Does it have its liner and is it named named?

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Actively seeking WW1 4th and 5th Brigade USMC helmets and also a named WW2 Raider green blouse.
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Obviously having it in hand is always better but, since we can't and based on this one shot, I like it.

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I like it as well! Is the ega hole punched? Can you see a name anywhere, maybe on the chin strap? If ega's are present, the fifth Marines almost always posted them high, and the 6th low. Once again I like it from what I see and think you probably found good one. Kevin

I am eagerly collecting Pre-WWII USMC material. Any Marine Corps Span Am era, WWI, Banana Wars, or China Marine related material is especially sought after.

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There was a William H Rowe in 3/5, but no Rowes or Drowes comes up for the 4th Brigade.

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Actively seeking WW1 4th and 5th Brigade USMC helmets and also a named WW2 Raider green blouse.
I'd rather be a sparrow than a snail, if I could I surely would....

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Great Find

 

Jon B.

Newaygo MI

Always looking for information on the USMC from 1916 - 1920, exp the 11th Company in Haiti and in WW1, 4th 5th, HQ Company.

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