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There has been an excellent discussion on the WWI painted helmet lately. I would like to see as many examples of painted or otherwise decorated helmets as possible. Whether they were done in the trenches, done on the ship home or as a decoration for local American Legion/VFW hall, please post them!

Here is one from my collection. This one shows service in the 150th Field Artillery, 42nd (Rainbow) Division. 150th FA was (and still is) an Indiana National Guard unit. The painting indicates the vet spent 18 months overseas and was wounded.


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Heres my great grandfathers!!!!!! 80th division

 

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There is only one tactical principle not subject to change, That is, to use the means at hand to inflict the most wounds, Death, and destruction on the enemy in the minimal amount of time possible. Gen G.S. Patton jr.

 

 

"Those who beat their swords into plowshares, often do the plowing for those who did not."

 

 

 

"Good one" counts as a post too.

 

 

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My one and only M1917 helmet. Belonged to a Peter Losso, but I am still trying to ascertain what outfit he was a part of (as indicated by the white diamond):

 

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And here are a couple of more:

 

The first is attributed to SGT John Major, 112th Engineers, 37th Division. It has been previously seen in Chris Armold's "Painted Steel"

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And here are a couple of more:

 

The first is attributed to SGT John Major, 112th Engineers, 37th Division. It has been previously seen in Chris Armold's "Painted Steel"

 

And another -- this one with insignia of 178th Infantry Brigade, 89th Division painted on both sides.

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I've owned this Model 1917 for a long time so believe it to legit. Painted insignia of the 33rd Div and named inside to FRANK H GRABIN DIV HQ AGO and then an APO number. I assume he was an officer on the Division HQ staff.

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Greg Robinson "marine-kabar"

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**PLEASE NOTE: THIS COMMUNITY MEMBER, SADLY, HAS PASSED AWAY**

http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/106069-rip-greg-robinson/

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Sorry for the bad photo but here is the newest lid in my collection. It's faintly ink named on the chinstrap to Pvt Earl C Sawin and he matches up on the 4th Brigade roster as being in the 1st Battalion, 6th Marines. Got this one from his grandson whom had unfortunatly stored it in his garage for 15 years after Sawin's death. Still....not too many real ones still out there.

 

Jeremiah

 

 

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Actively seeking WW1 4th and 5th Brigade USMC helmets and also a named WW2 Raider green blouse.
I'd rather be a sparrow than a snail, if I could I surely would....

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