U.S. Army Medic's M-1 Liner with Artwork
This a United States M-1 liner from the Korean War era (1950-1953). The liner features several paintings on it. On the right side is a 8 ball with Kilroy behind it. Kilroy was a popular cartoon drawn by G.I.s starting in World War II (1939-1945) to mark locations they passed. The opposite side of the helmet has a medic’s red cross. The front has an encircled red hand with words “a helping hand.” Humorously, someone has marked out all the fingers in the hand except for the middle one. Around the outside are the names Jack, Johnny, part of a name ending in kins, and Cloud. Below the circle is the phrase “Official drinking hat.” The liner was manufactured by Capac and Westinghouse.
|United States||Cold War|
|Infantry Helmet||1942 — 1988|
|Capac Manufacturing Company|