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Original WWII Medic Helmet, Named and Vet Acquired

  Lot # 100
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  • Lot # 100
  • System ID # 424247
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Description

This original WWII Medic helmet was acquired directly from the estate of the US Veteran, and comes complete with over 20 copies of all of his service records, pictures of his medals (which are still retained with the family), and more.  A recipient of 2 bronze stars and 3 Purple Hearts, the soldier was a medic at Battle of the Bulge, and later the battle of Luzon (Phillipines).  In the words of Chris Armold (Author of Steel Pots), he has never in his life seen a medic helmet that he would say with 100% certainty was original.  Based upon the provenance of this piece, this is a once-in-a-lifetime to get something you KNOW was not post-war enhanced.  The helmet is in outstanding condition, features a subtle Red Cross on the front, which is different than the large red-and-white medic symbols seen in press photos from the war (actual combat helmets did not feature such large "targets" painted all over the helmet :) ).  The shell has not been off the liner, and the chin-cord is fused onto it: just beautiful!  Inside the soldier's name is written on medic tape, which is affixed to the liner.  Also included is one uniform item from the soldier - his garrison cover, complete with his name and serial number written inside.  Full documentation will be provided to the winner.