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AMAZING provenance....

Article about: So I posted this helmet a few days ago. 40 bucks, it's a pagst from the early 80's with a Major's rank and paratrooper set up. Cool. The guy had the owners name and said he was in Afghanista

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    So I posted this helmet a few days ago. 40 bucks, it's a pagst from the early 80's with a Major's rank and paratrooper set up. Cool. The guy had the owners name and said he was in Afghanistan for a few rounds and that's all he knew. Well a quick google search was all I needed... Currently a brigadier general in the US army and deputy to commanding general of the armed forces. Pretty incredible that I own this helmet from his earlier days. He ran missions that were pretty crucial. Guy Sands-Pingot - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia . Seller is still trying to find the colonels desert cover, and I'm praying he does so I can display it proudly. One of my best pickups yet. Click image for larger version. 

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    Wow that is cool it is always cool to find items with provenance. I find it interesting that he is wearing Canadian wings

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    I'm still researching missions he took part in, perhaps something significant with Canadian forces?

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    Have you tried to find any pictures of him wearing the helmet

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    I googled a few pages of images, but most are him with speeches or similar to this pose. It would need to be from the mid 80's, but I'm dying to keep searching.

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    The reason he has Canadian wing is because he qualified with the Canadian force.
    We used to do that with the German military when I was over there mostly to get one of their lanyards very nice.
    once you get them you can wear them on your uniform.
    chris

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    Very helpful, thanks chris!

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    I know they could earn foreign awards I remember hearing a lot about the cords in the 50s 60s that us forces could wear. I would be interested in knowing what he did to earn those wings if possible

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    There's a whole awards section on the Wikipedia page

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    5 or 7 jumps can not remember.
    my cousin got a pair of wings with the Chad Military when he was station at the embassy 5 jumps
    chris

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