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Thoughts on USMC helmet

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The helmet itself is a FS/SB schlueter mnfd. with late war westy liner, and a 1953 dated blue anchor cover. The price on this one really shot up, but I loved the way it looked, and I was fortunate enough to receive it.

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Has a great look to it! Any history on it?


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Looking for WWII personalized or unit marked helmets, combat clothing, Navy and Army flying gear and souvenir items or just interesting stuff.

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Looks like the price wasn't the only thing that was shot up!


A picture is worth a thousand words, so here's a thousand pictures!

"I read that in war bad things happen, Ain't that the ************* truth" -1st Lt Mike Scotti

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Has a great look to it! Any history on it?

Unfortunately the only information I know is written on the helmet. I haven't seen this one referenced anywhere else in my searches, and hope to see if anyone has a definitive answer. my best guess is from an arty unit serving early vietnam

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What's the hole in the liner from?

really hard to say for sure, but definitely a deflection scar from a fast moving piece of shrapnel

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Is there a hole in the steel pot to coincide with it?

I think it is the lower impact


A picture is worth a thousand words, so here's a thousand pictures!

"I read that in war bad things happen, Ain't that the ************* truth" -1st Lt Mike Scotti

 

 

 

 

 

 

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https://www.mytrngdept.com "1st guns"

 

Excerpt: I underlined the important part

 

"The 1st 155mm Gun Btry (SP) landed in the Republic of Vietnam on 3Mar66 in Danang. It had arrived there as part of 1st Field Artillery Group (FAG) that had been deployed from 29 Palms in California in February. It was placed under the administrative and operational control of the 12th Marines and was initially deployed to a position south of the city but was moved on 27Mar66 to a position closer to the Cau Do river (see aerial view). Some of the radio call signs used by the battery in Vietnam included Peafowl, Ladyship, Hershey Bar, and Selectman."

 

 

"7Feb66 departed 29 Palms w/1st FAG consisting of HqBtry, 1st Guns, and 3rd 8”"

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https://www.mytrngdept.com "1st guns"

 

Excerpt: I underlined the important part

 

"The 1st 155mm Gun Btry (SP) landed in the Republic of Vietnam on 3Mar66 in Danang. It had arrived there as part of 1st Field Artillery Group (FAG) that had been deployed from 29 Palms in California in February. It was placed under the administrative and operational control of the 12th Marines and was initially deployed to a position south of the city but was moved on 27Mar66 to a position closer to the Cau Do river (see aerial view). Some of the radio call signs used by the battery in Vietnam included Peafowl, Ladyship, Hershey Bar, and Selectman."

 

"7Feb66 departed 29 Palms w/1st FAG consisting of HqBtry, 1st Guns, and 3rd 8"

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That was what I was figuring as well, maybe with a little more digging, I can find my boy

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I really like this helmet !

Shows typical combat use, and has tons of character.

Love the Grafitti

 

Congrats Brother - killer lid

 

 

- Dean


"Rise and rise again until lambs become lions."

 

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

 

 

"thinking outside of the box"

 

New website

 

https://combatusedmilitaria.com

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Only marine with that last name with first name starting with M I've found so far. Right time period based on his age, but doesn't have a war listed.

 

https://marines.togetherweserved.com/usmc/servlet/tws.webapp.WebApp?cmd=ShadowBoxProfile&type=Person&ID=268584

 

 

https://www.myheritage.com/names/michael_berger#

 

 

http://www.interment.net/data/us/wa/king/tahoma/tahoma-national-cemetery-records-ba-be.htm


A picture is worth a thousand words, so here's a thousand pictures!

"I read that in war bad things happen, Ain't that the ************* truth" -1st Lt Mike Scotti

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Thank you Dean. I hope a story can be attributed to this helmet.

As always members like yourself ready to help, hopefully the OP can get a wealth of history on it.

I wish him all the luck

 

- Dean


"Rise and rise again until lambs become lions."

 

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

 

 

"thinking outside of the box"

 

New website

 

https://combatusedmilitaria.com

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Only marine with that last name with first name starting with M I've found so far. Right time period based on his age, but doesn't have a war listed.

 

https://marines.togetherweserved.com/usmc/servlet/tws.webapp.WebApp?cmd=ShadowBoxProfile&type=Person&ID=268584

 

 

https://www.myheritage.com/names/michael_berger#

 

 

http://www.interment.net/data/us/wa/king/tahoma/tahoma-national-cemetery-records-ba-be.htm

hard not to jump to conclusions on this info, i think you got him

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Correct me if I am wrong but if he was in the Marines from 1958-1962 the rip in the cover would not likely have come from combat.

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