Original U.S. Vietnam War USMC III Marine Amphibious Force MP Helmet Liner

Item Description

Original Item: Only One Available. This is a United States Marine Corps 1950's production Korean War issue M1 helmet  "high pressure" liner stamped with what appears to be the International Molded Plastics Company logo and 6. The liner is painted white with a red and yellow stripe around the circumference. This style was a common overseas Marine Corps Military Police design used in Korea, Japan and Vietnam. The front of the helmet is painted MP in black paint and each side bears a shield insignia with III MAF for the II Marine Amphibious Force. To learn more about USMC MP headgear see this link.

This true M1 liner be identified through the frontal eyelet hole. Other correct features include cotton herringbone twill (HBT) cloth suspension liner. This HBT suspension is held within the M-1 helmet liner by rivets and a series of triangular "A" washers. The liner webbing has some defect but is mostly present.

III MEF was reactivated 6 May 1965 in Da Nang, Republic of Vietnam under Major General William R. Collins. 7 May 1965, III MEF was re-designated as III Marine Amphibious Force (III MAF) and consisted of the 1st Marine Division, 3rd Marine Division and the 1st Marine Aircraft Wing. The III MAF's area of operations was in the northern I Corps Tactical Zone. III MAF participated in the Vietnam War from May 1965 – April 1971 operating from Quang Tri, Thua Thien, Quang Nam, Quang Tin, and Quang Ngai. III MAF deployed to Camp Courtney, Okinawa in April 1971.

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