Posted 10 years ago
Pictured is a North Vietnamese Army pith helmet. This was the standard helmet that most NVA regular soldiers wore. It is rare to find these helmets with the original brass badge on the front, for when a soldier left north Vietnam to infiltrate to the south, they usually removed the badge.
This particular helmet was brought home by a U.S. Army infantryman who served in Vietnam from 1967 to 1968. The helmet was a battlefield pickup after a firefight with NVA regulars. The vet could not remember where exactly he picked it up.