Vietnam Helmet Writing

  • During The Vietnam War Soldiers Wrote Satirical Slogans On ...

    Sep 14, 2020· The Vietnam conflict put its own identity stamp on the things that soldiers wrote on their helmets. Initially soldiers wrote their girlfriend’s names, city, state, peace signs and short-timer calendars. As the war prolonged, slogans and other graffiti were changed to hilarious and satirical slogans and many of them were based on the reality.

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  • Why did soldiers write on their helmets in Vietnam? - Quora

    One cost of being in the military is the loss of individuality. Unique elements like style of dress, hair and other features are severely restricted for effectiveness, uniformity of appearance and other factors. Conditions for troops that had busi...

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  • Bay State Militaria - For Sale

    VH-605 Vietnam used Majors squadron ball cap. $95 ON HOLD. VH-604 Nice cowboy hat with unit ID on the front. $95. VH-603 Very scarce Vietnam made bush hat, cut down by tailor to a short brimmed boonie. $110. VH-600 Very nice Vietnamese made Cowboy hat with beer can, pull tab ribbon, popular at the time. $100.

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  • 1960s Vietnam Mitchell Pattern Helmet Cover w/ writing ...

    Description. eBay item number: 284162511094. Seller assumes all responsibility for this listing. Used helmet cover. Has some faint pen marks and writing on the green side. This was found among a large lot of surplus covers. Says 173rd AIRBORNE on both sides in pen. There is some other pen writing on sides and on front but it is too faint to read.

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  • Amazing Vietnam Paratrooper m1 with graffiti - STEEL AND ...

    Feb 01, 2017· It is a mid Vietnam m1 helmet with 1967 paratrooper liner and the helmet has a heat stamp of 7771. The graffiti on the cover is very interesting. It has 2 dates written by the soldier: May 1967 and July 1968. Those probably indicated two deployments to Vietnam.

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  • Friendly Fire | My Vietnam Experience

    Apr 12, 2018· Errors or Inaccuracy I was the radio guy with the Blues of Charlie Troop I/9th. It was a typical recon mission searching for the enemy. All was quiet then sniper fire began. Our platoon leader grabbed my radio to contact our helicopter gunships circling high above. He …

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  • In the Jungle: Helmet Art of the Vietnam War

    May 10, 2019· VIETNAM WAR May 10, 2019 Christopher Hoitash, Guest Author Whether considered graffiti, artwork, or simply bored doodlings of young men forced to be soldiers in a land far from home, a soldier’s helmet was as much his life as his rifle. The Vietnam …

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  • Helmets in Vietnam | Riding Tips | Rent A Bike Vietnam

    Since 2007, helmet wearing among motorbike riders and passengers became mandatory in Vietnam. All drivers and passengers on motorcycles from the age of six must wear a helmet properly face a fine. Following the regulation, helmet use among motorcycle riders and passengers improved significantly, from around 40% before the regulation to ...

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  • Ron Mosbaugh: Helmet graffiti during Vietnam War a sign of ...

    Sep 04, 2019· Writing graffiti on our helmet covers was part of Vietnam history. In ways, it seems so insignificant and trivial. However, it was a way to express our inner selves and personal experiences ...

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  • Vietnam Helmet Graffiti - CORE

    Vietnam Helmet Graffiti . By Beth Heldebrandt and Andrew Cougill. Abstract “Designs of Duty,” an exhibit featuring East Central Illinois veterans and their service-related tattoos, is now on display at Booth Library on the campus of Eastern Illinois University. The exhibit will continue through May 11, 2018. ... Writing about CORE?

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  • Need help! Is This A Genuine Vietnam M1 Helmet?

    Feb 12, 2020· I picked up this helmet about 6-7 years ago when i first became very interested in the Vietnam war, only recently have i been thinking that this may be a genuine Vietnam helmet yet I am a bit of a noob when it comes to authenticating M1 helmets especially during the Vietnam …

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  • Writing Vietnam - Tim O'Brien Lecture Transcript

    Apr 21, 1999· Tim O'Brien, President's Lecture, 21 April 1999. E. Gordon Gee: Before I introduce Mr. O'Brien, I want to applaud the work of Beth Taylor, one of our rising faculty stars, for organizing this conference (applause) - I didn't even get the words out, Beth, before they applauded - congratulations! Ladies and gentlemen, when I pondered how to start ...

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  • M1 Helmet And Liner - Reproduction from Hessen Antique

    Product Description. New Reproduction M1 helmet and liner. Newly manufactured WWII and Vietnam style "Steel Pot" with painted O.D., rear seam. swivel bales, OD canvas chinstrap with metal hardware. Liner is made of OD green high impact plastic with cotton Herring bone twill cotton suspension and comes with a leather sweat band and a russet ...

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  • Helmet Graffiti | My Vietnam Experience

    Feb 11, 2012· Prior to the Vietnam War, what was most commonly seen on helmets were rank insignia and unit designations. In this June 18, 1965 file photo, an unidentified U.S. Army soldier wears a hand lettered “War Is Hell” slogan on his helmet, in Vietnam.

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  • Why did some soldiers in Vietnam carry an Ace of Spades ...

    The Ace of Spades card is also known as the “death card”, possibly due to the common use of a spade to dig graves. In Vietnam there was a deliberate attempt at psychological warfare, in that entire decks of playing cards, all the Ace of Spades, we...

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  • Show off your Vietnam Helmet Graffiti - Page 3

    Dec 09, 2011· The helmet is a WWII Schlueter front seam with sand in the nam green paint. I had this helmet for years and the ring was always connected to the chinstrap. The cover is not original to this helmet though. My uncle was a Canadian Vietnam vet and this is one of the many covers...among other things...that he gave me.

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  • "Lucky": A soldier's helmet art illustrates that he ...

    "Lucky": A soldier's helmet art illustrates that he survived a direct ricochet to the head during the Vietnam War in July 15, 1969. Autumn of 1969.

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  • Ron Mosbaugh: Helmet graffiti during Vietnam War a sign of ...

    Sep 04, 2019· Writing graffiti on our helmet covers was part of Vietnam history. In ways, it seems so insignificant and trivial. However, it was a way to express our inner selves and personal experiences....

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  • Original U.S. Vietnam M1 Ingersoll Helmet with ...

    Original Item: Only One Available. The M1 helmet is a combat helmet that was used by the United States military from World War II until 1985, when it was succeeded by the PASGT helmet. For over forty years, the M1 was standard issue for the U.S. military. The M1 helmet has become an icon of the American military, with its design inspiring other militaries around the world. Vietnam …

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  • M-1 Steel Helmet - Olive-Drab.com

    The helmet cover also contained small slots for inserting natural foliage. The camouflage helmet band was designed to hold foliage in order to blend the helmet shape and color into the surrounding vegetation. In Vietnam, this band more commonly held cigarettes, insect repellent, or an extra rifle magazine. Early in 1967, writing on helmet ...

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  • Why troops in Vietnam could write on their helmets - We ...

    May 01, 2020· Truth be told, troops in Vietnam didn’t “get away” with writing on their issued helmets, and neither do the troops who do it today. Some things never change. As one might imagine, it would be considered counter to good order and discipline to write on one’s helmet …

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  • Beasts of Burden: Soldiers in Vietnam

    with North Vietnam, and the United States reacted by forming an alliance with South Vietnam. President Lyndon B. Johnson began sending troops to Vietnam in 1964 to combat the Vietcong (Spielvogel 819-20). It was the soldiers‘ mission to trudge through the dense jungles of Vietnam, collapsing underground networks of tunnels and burning villages.

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  • My Daily Kona: Helmet Art from Vietnam

    May 25, 2019· For the troops on the ground, Vietnam was a humid hell filled with enemies and a people barely considered human. Part of any soldier’s equipment at the time included a helmet, called a steel pot by the troops and officially known as the M-1 helmet. U.S. soldiers in 1972 wearing M1 helmets. The soldiers of Vietnam, being products of a time ...

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  • : Mil-Tec Men's Reproduction M1 Helmet Liner ...

    The M1 helmet is a helmet that was worn by U.S. soldiers from World War II to the 1980’s, a period of over 40 years, and was the standard issue helmet during those times. This combat helmet was also referred to as the steel pot helmet and has become an item that many collectors like to get their hands on.

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  • BBC - A History of the World - Object : Vietnam Helmet

    My family did some research on it and found that the helmet probably belonged to Willie Lee Shegog from St. Louis, Missouri. Wille Lee was born on the 19/12/46, he went to Vietnam on the 30/06/67 ...

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  • Vietnam - Equipment and Uniform

    The WW2 helmet's rim joins at the front, the Korean and Vietnam helmet rim joins at the rear. The helmet strap should have a little anchor insignia on it. If you are new to reenacting you will find these helmets heavy to wear but you will get used to it. ... The writing on the side was also white. The grenade was designed to produce one of four ...

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  • Why do soldiers write on their helmets? - Answers

    Sep 13, 2011· Graffiti wasn't too common on US helmets until Vietnam. The reason for this was: 1. US steel helmets in WWI (for the US 1917-1918/the M17 Brodie helmet; adapted from the British steel helmet ...

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  • M1 Steel Combat Helmet and Liner

    In Vietnam, the WW II M1 helmet, with minor modifications, was the soldier's standard headgear. ... Early in 1967, writing on helmet covers began. …

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  • Vietnam Graffiti M1 USMC - L/Cpl William George Dutches

    Aug 16, 2019· Without further ado, here are some photos of the helmet cover, as well as information about Billy. Take care ladies and gents, Quinn P.S. A thread on USMF on the same helmet: Vietnam M1 Helmet Graffiti - ID - Page 2 - STEEL AND KEVLAR HELMETS - U.S. Militaria Forum Photos Two newspaper clippings regarding Billy.

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  • M1 Steel Combat Helmet and Liner

    In Vietnam, the WW II M1 helmet, with minor modifications, was the soldier's standard headgear. ... Early in 1967, writing on helmet covers began. Most commonly seen were nick-names, names of ...

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  • I'm Riding A $450 Motorcycle Across Vietnam

    Mar 26, 2015· Helmet: One thing that Vietnam gets right is a mandatory helmet law - for riders and passengers. Get one and wear it. Get one and wear it. Where they miss the mark is for any sort of helmet safety ...

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  • Friendly Fire | My Vietnam Experience

    Apr 12, 2018· Errors or Inaccuracy I was the radio guy with the Blues of Charlie Troop I/9th. It was a typical recon mission searching for the enemy. All was quiet then sniper fire began. Our platoon leader grabbed my radio to contact our helicopter gunships circling high above. He called for a gun run (minigun and rockets)…

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  • Vietnam Helmet Art - HistoryNet

    Jul 30, 2010· Ironically, the most reproduced helmet graffito to emerge from the Vietnam War is a fictitious one, although it is based on reality: the “Born to Kill” that Private Joker wrote on his steel pot in the movie Full Metal Jacket, which is based on former …

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  • Helmet Graffiti in the Vietnam War - Bang Box Online

    Dec 10, 2020· Among the many changes he instituted (including removing the Bn. Commander's private port-o-pottie) was to have all his soldiers flip the cover on their helmets over to the brown & tan side and to prohibit any decorations or writing …

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  • vietnam helmet graffiti - STEEL AND KEVLAR HELMETS - U.S ...

    Nov 05, 2008· The steel helmet & liner were among the issued items Required to be Turned back In when leaving a unit. In Vietnam in 1968: ARMY Regulations required that Jungle Uniforms also be turned in, & Not be taken back to CONUS (Continental United States); so most helmet Covers would have been turned in along with the helmet.

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  • This is my “Vietnam war” helmet. The helmet and liner are ...

    This is my “Vietnam war” helmet. The helmet and liner are from a couple years after the Vietnam war and the cover is a replica. Got any advice on how to make it look more realistic. (Yes I know fake bullets, and video game pins)

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  • Indochina Militaria - NVA - Viet Cong

    nva 137 – here we have an original and early viet minh helmet star as worn on the bamboo reed helmets used by the viet minh during the first indochina war. VIET MINH STARS IN THIS CONDITION ARE EXTREMELY HARD TO FIND NOW WITH THIS EXAMPLE RETAINING OF THE ORIGINAL BLOOD RED ENAMEL FINISH ON THE OBVERSE AND THE COMPLETE ORIGINAL PIN BACK ...

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  • Prevalence of helmet use among motorcycle riders in Vietnam

    Helmet legislation was first introduced in Vietnam in 2000, and a year later a further resolution was adopted that stipulated compulsory helmet use for all motorcycle riders on certain assigned routes and national roads. 13,14,15 A financial penalty for not wearing a helmet while riding on compulsory roads was issued in February 2003, with a ...

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  • Indochina Militaria - NVA - Viet Cong

    nva 137 – here we have an original and early viet minh helmet star as worn on the bamboo reed helmets used by the viet minh during the first indochina war. VIET MINH STARS IN THIS CONDITION ARE EXTREMELY HARD TO FIND NOW WITH THIS EXAMPLE RETAINING OF THE ORIGINAL BLOOD RED ENAMEL FINISH ON THE OBVERSE AND THE …

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