Helmet, M1, Pfc. Steve Zabawa, 358th Inf. Regt., 90th Infantry Division, Normandy
Great genuine WWII US M1 helmet, featuring front seam and fixed bales, manufactured by McCord, shell number 14D, early canvas strap with 1st type brass buckle and hook. Partial service number Z9815 has been inked on the chinstrap.
In very good overall condition, the present shell belonged to Private First Class Steve J. Zabawa, ASN 38099815, 358th Infantry Regiment, 90th Infantry Division. A photograph in which he poses besides his mother comes along with this helmet (reprint).
Steve Joe Zabawa was born on February 3, 1918 in Bremond, Texas and joined the US Army on March 18, 1942. He went on to serve with 358th IR, 90th ID and participated in the Battle of Normandy. Discharged on October 25, 1945, he passed away on December 12, 1998.
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