American Vietnam war helmet (M1 helmet)

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American Vietnam war helmet (M1 helmet)

It is a helmet that was worn in the Vietnam war. We do not know who exactly wore it. It was worn by infantry men. It still has a joker card and peace symbol on the outside. The joker card was a lucky charm. This type of helmet would have also been used in the Korean war and many other places around at the time.

This type of helmet is still used today to train the the Navy SEALS, and Israel used this type of helmet in combat situations up to 2006.

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