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These are my three Vietnam helmets. The first two pictures are from the same helmet and I believe is an early marine helmet due to the early age of the dated parts (the latest date I could find was from 1965). The other I believe is an army helmet from a bit later in the war (around 1970 or so) since most of the dated parts of it were made at the latest 1969. While these two are unmessed with graffiti examples the third one was made from pieces (chinstraps and helmet cover) found inside my dad's sea bag from his time in Vietnam.

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Collector and preserver of "old war stuff"; son and grandson of veterans
Father: 1st Marine Division, Echo 2/7 1966-1968
Grandfather: USCG 1941-1946, USAF 1950-1966

 

Always on the hunt for marine corps items from E/2/7 from WW2, Korea, and Vietnam

Also looking for items related to the 330th Infantry Regiment, 83rd Infantry Division from D-Day through to the end of 1944 and items related the Battle of Brest

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These are my three Vietnam helmets. The first two pictures are from the same helmet and I believe is an early marine helmet due to the early age of the dated parts (the latest date I could find was from 1965). The other I believe is an army helmet from a bit later in the war (around 1970 or so) since most of the dated parts of it were made at the latest 1969. While these two are unmessed with graffiti examples the third one was made from pieces (chinstraps and helmet cover) found inside my dad's sea bag from his time in Vietnam.

Nice helmets! Its great you have your Dad's items

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I posted mine over 10 years ago somewhere on the forum. It's fairly clean as I kept it with my web gear aboard ship and only used it on the boats. I had the inner tube band under a Mitchell camo strap just because I liked the look of it. I still have it in my seabag along with my web gear around here somewhere.

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Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 5.

Seabees helmet with grafitti...the helmet shell is painted gray.

NMCB 5 had six consecutive deployments in Viet Nam.

 

Woah, thats super cool! If you ever want to let that go, tell me. I've caught the Vietnam helmet bug again.

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I posted mine over 10 years ago somewhere on the forum. It's fairly clean as I kept it with my web gear aboard ship and only used it on the boats. I had the inner tube band under a Mitchell camo strap just because I liked the look of it. I still have it in my seabag along with my web gear around here somewhere.

Thanks for sharing! Was it normal for sailors to be issued helmet covers in VN?

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