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    Relic WWII Japanese Helmet From Iwo Jima Very interesting story accompanying this relic from one of WWII's greatest battles. Helmet standard WWII Japanese army, no star, interior with partial leather band rest missing. In a typed letter to Mike, Don , obviously a Marine combat veteran relates his visit to Iwo Jima with a group of 19 other veterans. Upon the discovery of a newly exposed blockhouse Don crawls inside only to discover the skeletal remains of the Japanese occupants and removes this battle damaged helmet and piece of grenade that caused the soldiers demise and damage to the helmet. Don continues to relate the condition of the island and his return trip etc. Included are 2 letters that pertain to Don's trip to Iwo Jima, the helmet found in the bunker the piece of grenade and a small note identifying the veteran as PFC Richard Donald Jardine USMS 5th Division Iwo Jima.

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