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Must see! Took the paint off helmet liner!

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    Default Must see! Took the paint off helmet liner!

    Hi I posted the helmet I got last week on the site and the helmet liner was repainted. I took the paint off the liner and found 4 amazing decals. The front had the 28th infantry divisions decal and i scrapped down to the original WW2 Decal, next the 2 side decals i scrapped the paint off and uncovered the crest of the 28th infantry division and the back i saw the outline of a NCO's bar and i used acetone to uncover it. Since there was a serial number on the inside I went on the national archives and research the owner: George H Rutledge, 20318618, Allegheny, PA, Enlisted-2/17/41, Medical department, enlisted rank-staff sergeant. What a great find for 25 DOLLARS! Also he probably landed on Normandy Beach. Also can anyone help me do more research on him? And Do you think i should have the front decal redone? P.S. the decal on the front should be Master Sergeant. - Nick K

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    Now that's just cool!

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    hi ,nice . well worth the time spent stripping the paint off. any idea what the decals are for?.....paul

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    No I have no idea. All I know about them is that there the 28th infantry division crest. - Nick K

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    Nice job buddy. A lot of work but well worth it.
    SteveR

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    That's AWESOME! I just make my helmets worse when I strip them

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    Hi Nick, the decal on the side are the Distinctive Unit Insignia of the 28th Inf Div.

    See here for a table of Organisation.

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    Hope this is of interest?

    Cheers, Ade.

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    Ade,
    you are the encyclopedist of the first order,thanks.....dave h

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    Nice! Great job stripping the paint.

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    Well that was very interesting! Also do you think I should have the decal on the front repainted? - Nick K

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