Hello! I'm new to the War Relics forum (hope you'll accept a Yankee from across the pond!) I'm curious about a helmet that was just given to me (yep, free!). It was from a Soldier who thought it was a WW2 M1. He found it in a warehouse in Baghdad where there were hundreds (thousands?) of them. I wondered about his story before seeing it, then when I saw it I could tell right away it wasn't a WW2 M1 but wasn't sure if it was meant to be a knock-off to sell to unsuspecting Soldier-tourists or what. As I researched it, I've concluded with certainty that it's an Iraqi M80. All of the rivets and webbing are accurate though it doesn't have an Iraqi military property stamp and appears to be un-issued but is a bit scuffed on the top. It also has a number "24" in reverse on the top, inside but there's no hint of it on the outside (curious about that number, too).
The big question I have for you guys is the sticker that is on the inside. I've browsed the forum and the internet and can't find anything on it. It's a small, square white sticker with the letters "H.H.D." below a triangle that has two symbols, one perhaps an Arabic letter or number. Does anyone know what this is or means?
Thanks for your help, I appreciate it. I haven't jumped in much to collecting war relics, I'm mainly into chaplain militaria, but having been deployed to Iraq, I find this helmet of interest.