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Old 01-17-2012, 10:38 PM   #1
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So my grandfather picked up this cover on Iwo during the war, I'm assuming it was from a friend of his, so I snagged this helmet to display it. What you think?

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Old 01-17-2012, 10:57 PM   #2
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Wow!........mike
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Old 01-17-2012, 11:11 PM   #3
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Oh Ok, it's a nice one!
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Old 01-18-2012, 11:11 AM   #4
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Awesome
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Old 01-18-2012, 12:10 PM   #5
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nice!
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Old 01-18-2012, 01:45 PM   #6
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Amazing helmet!! I love it

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Old 01-18-2012, 03:24 PM   #7
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More pictures of the liner would be appreciated.
Looking good so far.
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Old 01-18-2012, 03:50 PM   #8
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There is a Calvin Magoon that was a KIA but not on Iwo, could still be the guy though, I can't see the middle initial on your cover.

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Old 01-18-2012, 03:52 PM   #9
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He was also a silver star recipient.
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Old 01-18-2012, 09:14 PM   #10
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First initial is C. Looked him up, Calvin G. Magoon, PFC, 25th Marines. Silver Star, but was unfortunately definitely KIA on Iwo.

Anyone know where you can look up his award citation?
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Awesome, I couldn't find him on the Iwo KIA roster, go to hometown heroes, it may be there.
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Old 01-18-2012, 09:48 PM   #12
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actually home of heros, he is listed but no citation is available.
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Old 01-18-2012, 10:01 PM   #13
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Under Blakeney's it does list Magoon, Calvin G., 409234, as being awarded the Silver Star in Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands, on 11 March 1945. Strangely, however, he is not listed there as KIA though. But another source online does list him as KIA in Iwo. It is a shame you only have the camo cover. It is a great cover.
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Old 01-18-2012, 10:22 PM   #14
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Not the citation, but just found this:

Private First Class Calvin G. Magoon (MCSN: 409234), United States Marine Corps, was awarded the Silver Star (Posthumously) for gallantry in action at Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands on March 11, 1945.
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Anyone what the "533" unit marking means?
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