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ww1 2nd Division helmet with a long history

Article about: I am happy to share with you a wonderful piece of history. I will try to be brief with the story but it spans 2 Wars and involves a Father and Son. Thos helmet and gas mask b

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    Beautiful collection of items, what an honour to be the custodian of them. Thanks for posting them and sharing their history.

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    Wonderful set, Marty!
    That somewhat overly-decorated M1 liner looks... well, frankly... ridiculous!
    If you found that on a dealerís table, youíd think someone had gone a little silly with the paint set, cringe and walk on by.
    Just shows you how easy it is to disregard something that may well have some serious history behind it.

    The 2nd Division collection is truly stunning.

    Well done again. Iím so glad it all found its way to you.
    All the very best,

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    Congratulations Marty.
    That is a beautiful grouping. I love the 1917 helmet.

    On the 3rd Sunday of every month, we have breakfast at our local
    American Legion post. Sitting on display is a beautifully painted
    M1917 done with the 77th Inf. Statue of Liberty. I will try and get
    a picture of it.
    Live to ride -- Ride to live

    I was addicted to the "Hokey-Pokey" but I've turned
    myself around.

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    Very nice and thank you for sharing a great grouping. BILL
    "As long as there are brave men and warriors the halls of Valhalla will never be silent or empty"

    In memory of my father William T. Grist December 26, 1920--September 10, 2009..
    901st. Ordnance H.A.M. North Africa, Italy, Southern France....ETO
    Also in memory of my mother Jane Kidd Grist Feb. 22, 1920-- September 27, 2009... WWll War bride May 1942...

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