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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP14 Nov 2023 7:53 p.m. PST

…Helmets During the Vietnam War

"Amid the chaos and violence of the Vietnam War, American soldiers adorned their helmets with intricate and often striking artwork.

These helmet designs served as a means of personal expression, conveying messages of patriotism, camaraderie, and protest…"

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Choctaw15 Nov 2023 6:22 a.m. PST

That's outstanding. Thanks, Armand.

Wolfhag15 Nov 2023 1:13 p.m. PST

They missed my favorite:

Kill a Commie for Christ


Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP15 Nov 2023 2:43 p.m. PST

A votre service mon ami…


Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP17 Nov 2023 12:24 p.m. PST

3 days and only 283 visits to view what is a very interesting topic and which could be massively expanded.

What is wrong? What has changed in less than six months? It is on every forum and not just TMP

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP17 Nov 2023 2:13 p.m. PST

Deadhead… I perceive deadwinds here… and much further back than six months … (smile)


Dn Jackson Supporting Member of TMP18 Nov 2023 5:29 p.m. PST

I was a kid when 'Nam ended. I find it very depressing to see something from my youth listed as "vintage".

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP19 Nov 2023 2:21 p.m. PST



bracken29 Nov 2023 5:44 a.m. PST

This is something that has always fascinated me, reproducing it is a certainly a challenge and not for the faint hearted. The habit of attaching odd items to the helmets is another one. Pictures of dolls (which Empress miniatures have modeled) to pictures of what looks like a plastic bull. Tooth brushes, gun grease, bug repellant, playing cards, ammo you name it some grunt probably added to his helmet. It's all these things that appeal to an era which was raging while I was born. Like Dn Jackson said Boy it makes me feel old.

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