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Captured NVA Helmet


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This is not in my personal collection, but shared to me by my friend, the vet who brought back the helmet. This helmet was captured by the vet (3rd Platoon Leader for Bravo Co. 2/1 196th Inf. Brigade) when he surprised a NVA soldier on a trail in I Corp. The NVA soldier has carved his name in the interior and you can see that the vet also carved his name in when he captured it.


In a photo of him in Vietnam, the helmet can be seen resting on his pack (note the two captured belts as well).


The Ka-Bar is something which he carried with him during his tour in Vietnam

Hope you like it as much as I do!


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absolutely fantastic...love the photo!!!!!!

Interested in USMC in the NAM

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Good pics of very nice memorabilia. Note the sling through front site of M-16, other tied to butt stock with some line? Have a couple of belts , map case and couple canteens......

"The true Soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him" G.K. Chesterton

"A people that values it's privileges above its principles will soon lose both" D.D. Eisenhower



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Cap Camouflage Pattern I


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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1st Sgt CES

Great Helmet !

In Memory of Air Corps Technical Sergeant Carl F. Durfee. He died of wounds on 30 December 1944 while serving in the South Pacific. You are not forgotten.

ASMIC member

American Legion member

US Air Force & Air National Guard TAC - MAC

JOHN N. DANIELS ---152nd COMPANY C New York State Infantry--- captured 1864 survivor of Andersonville ---- Great-Great-Great Uncle

Captain Robert L. Hosler, 522nd Fighter/Bomber Sq. 12th Army Air Corp. World War Two P47 Pilot - 1 DFC- 5 Air Medal & 0ne Purple Heart---Uncle

1st Sgt Ann Barry, US Army Air Corp WAC World War Two --ETO --- Aunt

Sgt Willam M. Barry, USMC----Pacific World War Two--Father



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