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Super nice helmets!!!!

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I have 3 Vietnam helmets. This is my first one. The cover is 1970 the helmet is 65-68 and the liner is dutch.

I don't want to be rude but how can this be unmessee with if it has a Dutch liner?

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I don't want to be rude but how can this be unmessee with if it has a Dutch liner?

Sorry I didn't mean to include that. I'm in a liner shortage and had to fill in with that one.

" The war news continues to be the best ever. We're licking the tar out of the Germans and I'm a live part of it. The spirit of the boys is great and they are brimming over with confidence. These are stirring times and regardless of my personal outcome I'm glad to be a part of it."

-Lt. Robert F. Mitchell

October 6, 1918

KIA October 15, 1918

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I only have a couple of helmets, this one is my favorite. Pretty heavily used set, correct me if i'm wrong but i believe its a mid ww2 shell with an early/mid VN liner. Dark OD paint and the corking can be seen on the shell through the foliage slits.

 

The cover which is stained from dirt has been on there for long time as its stuck to the shell and rim in some spots, the tyre tube is very brittle. The liner is actually painted silver, I took it apart when i first got it but I'm not keen to do it again, so i cant recall if there is a painted name or anything on the inner shell. The nape buckles were also been taped down at one point

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'A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of colored ribbon'

 

Always looking for Vietnam War US Special Forces/MACV-SOG jungle shirts/uniforms and OG107 Shirts/uniforms.

 

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'A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of colored ribbon'

 

Always looking for Vietnam War US Special Forces/MACV-SOG jungle shirts/uniforms and OG107 Shirts/uniforms.

 

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'A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of colored ribbon'

 

Always looking for Vietnam War US Special Forces/MACV-SOG jungle shirts/uniforms and OG107 Shirts/uniforms.

 

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'A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of colored ribbon'

 

Always looking for Vietnam War US Special Forces/MACV-SOG jungle shirts/uniforms and OG107 Shirts/uniforms.

 

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Although i can't beat the one Dean posted, here's my newest one. Tons of graffiti on the '62 dated cover, most of it hard to see in pictures. Named to a marine

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Russ You have a great eye for lids my friend,

Thats an excellent example

 

Thanks for the kind comments my friend and what an awesome thread.

 

- Dean

"Rise and rise again until lambs become lions."

 

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

 

 

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Another fairly heavily used set that has been together a while.

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'A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of colored ribbon'

 

Always looking for Vietnam War US Special Forces/MACV-SOG jungle shirts/uniforms and OG107 Shirts/uniforms.

 

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'A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of colored ribbon'

 

Always looking for Vietnam War US Special Forces/MACV-SOG jungle shirts/uniforms and OG107 Shirts/uniforms.

 

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'A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of colored ribbon'

 

Always looking for Vietnam War US Special Forces/MACV-SOG jungle shirts/uniforms and OG107 Shirts/uniforms.

 

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I added the period nape strap

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'A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of colored ribbon'

 

Always looking for Vietnam War US Special Forces/MACV-SOG jungle shirts/uniforms and OG107 Shirts/uniforms.

 

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