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One other, very somber. This man was from a small town about 40 miles from me. Curtis O. Thomas- 84th Div. 334th Inf. Co. H Has anyone seen a helmet similarly painted like this for a WW1 veteran? Was it used as part of a memorial at his funeral???attachicon.gifDSCN0317.JPG

 

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Last October, there was a very similar helmet being sold on eBay by a dealer from Indiana. I wonder if these were from a local VFW or American Legion hall? I tried to find photos of the eBay sale, but they have been removed already.

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Beautiful Erick! You have very fine taste in painted helmets! :D Here's the "mate" to your 9th Balloon Co., though not quite as good condition.attachicon.gif20161215_101953-1.jpg

 

Thanks Steve!

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QMC painted helmet, floral (roses) artwork is outstanding on this one-

Don L, You have posted some beautiful helmets, but the QMC is amazing! Thanks for sharing!

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Steve,

 

Last October, there was a very similar helmet being sold on eBay by a dealer from Indiana. I wonder if these were from a local VFW or American Legion hall? I tried to find photos of the eBay sale, but they have been removed already.

 

Yes, maybe a VFW or American Legion May have done this as part of a memorial. It makes more sense because I can't imagine someone in the family doing it. Thanks.

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Hi all,

This is my only militaria piece from WWI, it was my Great x3 Uncles, he was in the MG company, 6th marines. He fought, I think, at belleau wood. He was killed in france 1918, his name Was George Gord. I found his draft card, so I'll have to look at that.

 

http://m.imgur.com/gallery/aPUcDte

 

I'll get more pics when I can,

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Garrison M.

Have a great day,

Garrison M.

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Hi all,

This is my only militaria piece from WWI, it was my Great x3 Uncles, he was in the MG company, 6th marines. He fought, I think, at belleau wood. He was killed in france 1918, his name Was George Gord. I found his draft card, so I'll have to look at that.

 

http://m.imgur.com/gallery/aPUcDte

 

I'll get more pics when I can,

Thanks,

Garrison M.

 

Here is you picture.

 

Great helmet by the way. Thanks for sharing.

 

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Nice one Gman, my Great Grandfather fought in France with the 89th Infantry Division during WW1, I wish I had his helmet, all I have from him is his shaving kit. Nice one!

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This helmet is a mystery to me. Do any of you know what GEC 11 stands for? It must be for a unit rather than the soldiers initials. I speculate that it stands for Prisoner of War Guard Escort Company 11. In looking at Pershing's 1920 report I see that there were such companies. I just don't know if GEC was the typical way of referring them. What do you think?

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Haven't posted in awhile but I recently came across the ww1 painted helmet 1st Army 21st engineers. Any thoughts on this ? I have more pics but cannot post them on the same post Thanksattachicon.gif20170405_211021_resized_4.jpg

Is there a hole punched through the brim? Normally helmets with a red stripe like that are factory rejects marked with the red stripe. They also had a hole punched into the brim. They were used for training in the US and were not supposed to be sent overseas.

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Is there a hole punched through the brim? Normally helmets with a red stripe like that are factory rejects marked with the red stripe. They also had a hole punched into the brim. They were used for training in the US and were not supposed to be sent overseas.

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Is there a hole punched through the brim? Normally helmets with a red stripe like that are factory rejects marked with the red stripe. They also had a hole punched into the brim. They were used for training in the US and were not supposed to be sent overseas.

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Gents,

 

Add the 79th to painted Helmets... One I've had for 15 years. WWI ID'ed KIA 79th ID, 312th MG BN. Sent home with a letter from a Chaplin in a Sanitation. More pics to follow. With it also came a copy of the effects list recovered and sent home. He is buried at the Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery in France.

 

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