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USA - Army / Infantry - Vietnam War M1 Advanced Infantry Training Instructor Helmet Liner.

USA - Army / Infantry - Vietnam War M1 Advanced Infantry Training Instructor Helmet Liner.

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USA - Vietnam War M1 Advanced Infantry Training Instructor Helmet Liner

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Nice US Vietnam War M1 Advanced Infantry Training Instructor Helmet Liner from Fort Polk Tiger Village. The badges on both sides of the helmet are decals which have rubbed off in places. Normal wear to the outside. Inside liner is in good condition. Only helmet liners were used by instructors at Tiger Village.

Fort Polk was known as the "Home of the Combat Infantryman" due to the realistic basic and combat training taught there. During the eight weeks of AIT (Advanced Infantry Training), Fort Polk had two training areas for these up-and-coming infantrymen. These soldiers would be in the field training in patrol tactics, search and destroy missions, and attacking and even protecting the Vietnamese Village known as Tiger Village.

Tiger Village was made up of many thatched huts, buildings, lookout tower, and animal pens. The villagers were NCOs (Non-Commissioned Officers) who had served in Vietnam and other combat situations during their careers. They could either be friendly or they could be Viet Cong. The soldiers had to find out which side they supported. This was a large village, and for protection, it had a large berm all the way around it. Built into this berm were bunkers for M-60 machine guns, fighting positions for individual soldiers, and planted thickly all around the berm were "punji sticks" made of sharpened bamboo, and strings of concertina wire to prevent the village from being attacked and overrun by the VC. And underground throughout the whole village were tunnels where the villagers could hide during an attack or where the enemy could hide and penetrate the village defenses.

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Vietnam War M1 Advanced Infantry Training Instructor Helmet Liner.
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Army / Infantry
Original / replica
original
With certificate of authenticity
No