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World War II helmet

Date: 1939 - 1945 | Identifier: Country Doctor Museum
This American Red Cross helmet belonged to Colonel Hodge Albert Newell who lived between 1883 and 1956. He was commanding officer of the 105th Medical Regiment, 30th Division, U.S. Army Reserves. The interior strap of the helmet was constructed by the Jewish Guild for the Blind, which was established in 1926. In 1941, the Jewish Guild for the Blind entered the Javits-Wagner-O’Day Program, a model program still in existence that enables people who are blind to work providing quality goods and services to the federal government. The Jewish Guild for the Blind sewed pillowcases, buckles and straps for combat boots, and helmet straps during World War II. more...
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