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    Someone recently posted a "History Guy" video over at the CMP forums in which the History Guy reports on the hat collection he has behind him in his videos. The guy is awesome his videos are entertaining. This is the link to the CMP post....

    So History Guys video is about the US issued sun helmet - always a cool piece of gear whether you are a PMI on a USMC base or Bull Halsey kicking Japanese ass in the Pacific.

    Sad to learn that there are no longer any manufacturers in the US of the classic sun helmet. Hawley corporation still exists but they now manufacture sound systems using their fiber forming processes. I sent them an email asking if they could build enough sun helmets to supply the USMC knowing it to be a fools errand.

    So now I guess USMC PMI either buy made in Vietnam traditional pith helmets or a plastic USA made Rothco item.

    I said Id eat a dick before either of those options and the hunt was on....

    $52.00 from a surplus shop in PA and I have my new sun helmet to wear on the beach at Cape Cod this August.

    With apologies to any Marine PMI out there as I have not earned the status.....

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