Object ID
1998.17.1
Object Name
Helmet
Date Created
1918 – 1919
Material
Metal
Object Entities
Mallos, Nicholas (owned by)
Object Description
This is a round olive-green colored metal military helmet made in one piece with a dome shaped crown and a two to three inch horizontal brim circling its entire perimeter.  The front of the helmet has a red six pointed star stamped or painted on it. 

Underneath the helmet, there are two pieces of metal wire shaped like rectangles secured to each side; one on the left and another on the right.  They look like they were once used to secure the helmet-cap and chin strap.  On the underside of the crown, one can see a rivet with bits of cloth or leather material peering out from beneath it.
Origin
Nicholas Mallos (Father of Frances Tsaussis) was called to serve in the U.S. Army in May of 1918. He was born in Langadia, Greece December 6, 1888. He immigrated to America in 1912 arriving first in the state of Virginia and eventually went to Louisville, KY where he was called to service. He was 33 1/2 years old, assigned as a cook in the 52nd infantry serving in France. He was discharged the 21st of June 1919
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Citation
Helmet, 1918 – 1919, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/8182. Accessed 05/25/24.