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Old March 2, 2000, 12:56 PM   #1
4V50 Gary
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We can all buy surplus helmets pretty cheap, right? Well, overseas in Taiwan that was not always the case; especially after the Nationalist were kicked off the mainland by the Commies.

One company commander was awarded the 'Overcoming Difficulty Hero Medal' for developing a paper mache helmet that looked like the GI steel pot. It was decided that when used, it would give the troops a boost in morale.

I hope it doesn't rain off Taiwan.

Taken from Frank Holober's Raiders of the China Coast, published by the Naval Institute Press.

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Old March 3, 2000, 01:19 AM   #2
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I think V.P. Al Gore took credit for that too!

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Old March 3, 2000, 07:31 AM   #3
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Gore INVENTED Taiwan...
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