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3rd ID m1917 helmet surprise


Hunter Whittaker

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I bought this helmet for fairly cheap only knowing what the liner looked like. I’m currently overseas so when it arrived home I had my brother unbox it and to my surprise was a 3rd ID insignia. It’s also named but I haven’t been able to get a good picture of the name tag yet. 

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Just how you want to find them 

 

congrats man - great find 

"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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I am going to go with Sgt. Homer Alfred Simkins, Co B, 5th Field Signal Battalion.  Born 3/23/1889, died 4/16/1981, and served in both WWI and WWII.  Aka, this guy:

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And his 1930 Veteran’s Benefits form from Kansas, showing affiliation with the 3rd ID.  Should be enough to get you primed on your research.  Congrats on a fine helmet.

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That certainly is a great surprise! Nice looking helmet!

 

Frank

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Hunter Whittaker
5 hours ago, Blacksmith said:

I am going to go with Sgt. Homer Alfred Simkins, Co B, 5th Field Signal Battalion.  Born 3/23/1889, died 4/16/1981, and served in both WWI and WWII.  Aka, this guy:

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