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    1950's-60's Doc Blanchard United States Air Force Fighter Pilot Helmet - Worn in Korean and Vietnam Wars. Best known in the sports world as the first ever junior to win the Heisman Trophy Award, Felix "Doc" Blanchard was more than just a football hero. He was an American hero who served in the United States Air Force from 1947 until 1971 when he retired with the rank of Colonel. In the Vietnam War, Blanchard flew 113 missions from Thailand and piloted a fighter-bomber during a one-year tour of duty that ended in January 1969.

    Offered here is Blanchard's actual helmet that he wore in the Vietnam and Korean wars. Originally obtained by our consignor in 1977 from Blanchard, it is as stunning as it is significant. Showcasing a silver shell, it presents two red and white bolt decals on the front, while "DOC" is prominently featured in the center. In addition, rear Dymotape reads "BIN 24" and "BLANCHARD", and its original black shield remains present. An absolutely remarkable artifact from the 1945 Heisman winner who is forever enshrined in the College Football Hall of Fame. Letter of provenance from consignor.


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    November, 2013
    7th-9th Thursday-Saturday
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