From Here To Over There : Fremont County In The Great War
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Helmet (ca. 1914)

When World War I broke out, the troops never realized just how violent and devastating the weapons of the 20th century would be. The front line troops were faced with machine guns, explosives, and massive artillery attacks. When the US joined the Great War in 1917, they were initially issued with a supply of around 400,000 British made helmets before production began state side.

The M1917 was the US Army's first modern combat helmet, used from 1917 to the 1920s. This helmet was issued to Jesse "Bill" Farrell, who served as a private in the 4th Regiment of Motor Mechanics, Signal Corps. After the war, Jesse returned to Cañon City and operated the Pioneer Cafe and managed the Country Club Restaurant.
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1982.003.006 a-b
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