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My M1 Helmet and the story behind

Article about: Hello, I want to present you my M1 helmet. This helmet was worn by Charles E. Cain during the Battle of the Bulge here in Luxembourg. He was born 1920 in Ohio and joined the 25 avril 1944 th

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    Hello, I want to present you my M1 helmet.

    This helmet was worn by Charles E. Cain during the Battle of the Bulge here in Luxembourg.
    He was born 1920 in Ohio and joined the 25 avril 1944 the army. He was married and worked as a skilled welder and flame cutter.
    He served the 101st Infrantry Regiment, 26th Infantry Division (Private First Class). He was KIA in Boevange the 31 december 1944 by a headshot and is now buried at the Luxembourg American Cementery.
    This helmet was found on a farm in Boevange. A piece of bone was removed out of the liner.

    Enjoy and give me your opinion!

    Greeting from Luxembourg
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    It is strange the things that survive a battle.

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    the poor guy and his family.......

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    If you don't mind me asking, how can you tell this belonged to him, I see no sign of the previous owners name on the helmet. I'm not discrediting you, I'm just curious

    All the best,
    Stefan

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    Look at the last few shots of the helmet: It says "Charles E" and "C-3553"

    Nice helmet and piece of history, but a sad story... nice to see it displayed with info on the soldier who wore it and a photo of his final resting place though

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    Have you Considered contacting the relatives?

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    Itīs really a nice helmet! But also a very sad story which I regognize when I hold it in my hands... Tomorrow I visit his grave.
    Yes but the fact is that there existe no relatives

    Greetings

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    Good to hear that you're honoring this soldier by visiting his grave... it's all about the stories and the people behind them!

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    Well look after it mate!

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    Aww sorry now i see it, must of not had my coffee that day .

    all the best,
    Stefan

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