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Old 06-13-2018, 09:38 PM
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Default WTT: PTO Chaplain's helmet set w/ 1st pattern Hawley liner for USGI 1911A1

Testing the waters to see if someone has a spare USGI 1911A1 that they would consider trading for the Chaplain helmet set shown in the photo below.

This set is the centerpiece of my collection and both the helmet and liner are ID'd to Colonel Mark Thomas Warner who served as Chaplain within the XIV Corps in the PTO during WWII. Helmet was manufactured by McCord Radiator. Heat lot # 107A places the helmet as a February-March 1942 production piece. Helmet is a front seam, fixed bail (or chinstrap loop) variant with sewn OD3 chinstraps with brass hardware that features a raised bar buckle. Helmet liner is a first pattern Hawley fiber liner with rayon suspension, zinc coated steel rivets, a fixed chinstrap with zinc coated steel buckle (rounded corners) which dates it as being produced in the spring of 1942.

Please note that I am not actively looking to sell the helmet, only considering trades for an example of a USGI 1911A1 of comparable value. Please pm me with any questions or interest and I will provide additional background information for Colonel Warner upon request.






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Old 07-10-2018, 05:33 PM
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Bump...below is some additional background information on Mark T Warner that was written by Chaplain Warner's son Robert M. Warner who served as the Sixth Archivist at the United States Nation Archives.

Biography of Mark Thomas Warner

Born: February 10, 1889 Monroe, Ohio

Graduate of Monroe High School class of 1909

Attended Muskingum College, New Concord, Ohio 1914-1916

Graduated from Antioch College with a B.A. degree in 1918. In that same year, 1918, he graduated with a Bachelor of Divinity degree from the United Presbyterian Seminary in Xenia, Ohio. He took two years to finish his senior year at college because he also was going to seminary at the same time; thus he graduated from college and seminary in the same year.

Became minister of the United Presbyterian Church, Montrose, Colorado in 1918 serving there until 1940. In the 1920's and 1930's he was a leader in a local Montrose movement to have the nearby Black Canyon of the Gunnison proclaimed a U.S. National Monument. This occurred in March, 1933. It has since been elevated to National Park status. He made lobbying trips to Washington to secure funds for road construction in the Black Canyon. The high point in the Park is named “Warner Point” in recognition of his work.

In 1921 he joined the Colorado National Guard (157 Infantry Regiment) as a Chaplain. When this unit was federalized in 1940 he became a member of the Federal service and served throughout World War II until he retired from the Army in early 1946 with the rank of colonel. During his wartime service he served as Chaplain of the XIV Corps in the South Pacific. From Camp Bowie, Texas, with stops in San Francisco and New Caledonia he reached Guadalcanal Island on Feb. 28, 1943. He stayed on Guadalcanal until Oct.23, 1943 when he moved to New Georgia, another island in the Solomon Islands group. It was during this period in the Solomon Islands that he collected the artifacts received as gifts from natives. These artifacts were given to The University of Michigan Museum in January, 2002. He stayed in New Georgia until Nov. 19, 1943 when he was flown back to New Caledonia for treatment of a skin ailment. On March 18, 1944 he shipped back to the United States.

He returned to Montrose, Colorado in 1946 after discharge from the U.S. Army and resumed his ministry at the United Presbyterian Church until he retired in 1958. He moved to Denver where he lived until his death on April 8, 1975. During his retirement years he spent his summers at his cottage in Lake City, Colorado where he also served as interim minister of the local Presbyterian Church there. In 1942 he was awarded an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree by Muskingum College.

Robert M. Warner January 26, 2002

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