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M1 Helmet, c. 1965

This M1 helmet was worn by Captain Dennis Finnegan of Lynbrook, New York when it was pierced by a bullet during combat on May 10, 1967. Finnegan served three tours of duty with the 101st Airborne Division before he was killed in a helicopter crash in 1972.

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Property of the New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs, New York State Military Museum.