4 thoughts on “Marine Issued Rain Hat”

  1. We had pith helmets issued when we made port in the Philippines in 1960.I was with HMR (L) 163, we were aboard the USS Bennington CVS 20. I do not recall the battalion were were working with while afloat.

  2. Served 1951-54 8th marines the only head gear we were issued, utility caps & steel pots never seen pit helmets I guess that’s why they call us “the old corps

  3. To Patrick Arata the 2 stripe cal got replaced in Jan. 1959 with 1 stripe crossed rifles known as lance cal

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