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    Default US Marine Helmets 1985/86

    Can any vet confirm which helmet the Marines used in 1985/86, was it the M1 steel pot or PASGT?

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    Both. Officially, the kevlar helmet had replaced the steel pot, but units received them gradually. I was issued the kevlar in Boot Camp (Nov. 1985-March 1986), wore the steel pot at Combat Engineer School (March-June 1986), and when I checked in at my first unit, they still had the steel pot, but received the kevlars a few months later. Infantry units had already been issued the kevlars, IIRC. Pretty much the same with the M16A1/A2 and 1911A1/Beretta M9.

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    Same thing with the Army.

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    Okay thanks guys. I wondered what was issue at that time.

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