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Lt. Gottfried Pletzer's M1


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Gottfried Pletzer was a US Army Lieutenant who earned 2 bronze stars in the 100th Infantry Div. After the war he worked Graves Registration in Europe. He passed away in 2012 at the age of 90. His obituary.

 

https://www.nj.com/warrenreporter/2012/11/obituary_gottfried_pletzer_90.html

 

It's an early fixed bail, front seam with brass hardware and a firestone liner. Best of all, it has a great combat patina. The liner chinstrap was fragile and broke in half as I was examining it. I should have been more careful! Looks like Pletzer penciled in a Lt. bar on the front of the liner.
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Great helmet to a 100th vet, thanks for sharing!

 

Have you had a chance to pull his records? The division roster lists him as a Sgt in E/398. So at some point he transitioned from enlisted to officer

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Thanks for the kind words gents.

 

 

Great helmet to a 100th vet, thanks for sharing!

Have you had a chance to pull his records? The division roster lists him as a Sgt in E/398. So at some point he transitioned from enlisted to officer

 

 

I did not pull his records yet Jason. But, yes, I did see in the unit history that he is listed as a Sgt.

 

 

Great helmet! Is the an id on the helmet/liner anywhere? Thanks for sharing.

 

 

Thanks Jason. No. No ID anywhere in the helmet or liner.

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