|Collection||Lt. Col. Lee Gilstrap|
|Year Range from||1914|
|Year Range to||1918|
|Description||WWI M-1917 US Army ROTC helmet; olive drab steel helmet with leather and felt lining and leather chin strap. Painted on the front of the helmet is a torch with flame. "ZA47" inscribed on inside of rim.|
|Dimensions||H-5 W-11.25 L-12.25 inches|
|Material||Steel, leather, wool, cotton|
Helmet worn by Captain Harry B. Gilstrap of the 1st Oklahoma Infantry. He was commissioned in 1910 at Chandler, Oklahoma and served as a major in World War I.
With the reintroduction of steel helmets during WWI, the American army adopted the British MKI pattern as an expedient to quickly provide a helmet for its forces. The helmets, manufactured in the United States, were re-designated the M-1917 helmet. It was retained, with a modification to the liner pads in 1936, until it was replaced by the M-1 helmet in 1941.