Set of flight helmets from the estate of Tony Koncak. Unfortunately most of this original group has been split up over the years at different auctions, so Im looking to sell these together. The helmets themselves seem to have seen quite a bit of use and have shop modified liners instead of the velcro type pads found in other standard HGU-2 helmets. So far as I can tell any size or date labels have fallen off or or worn away. Also included is his knee board. If you have any other questions please feel free to ask! Obituary with more information. After battling for years with complications from health issues, Tony Koncak passed away peacefully on Dec. 6, 2014 at the age of 76. Born in Dallas, TX, in 1938 to Anton and Rose Koncak, Tony was the oldest of three children. He joined the Air Force after proudly graduating from Texas A&M and became a meteorologist. He soon wed Margaret, his wife of 51 years. There after Tony became an F-4 fighter pilot, flying over 100 combat missions in Vietnam where he earned two Distinguished Flying Crosses among other medals and honors. Tony enjoyed multiple hobbies including being a carpenter, a mechanic, private pilot, marksman, and fisherman. He loved cooking, especially smoking meats & barbequing. He was active in the community and involved in several churches over the years, where he was both loved and respected for his generosity and integrity. He lived his life by example and was probably the most selfless man his family and friends have known. Tony was predeceased by his sister, Karen. He is survived by his brother, Erik; adoring wife, Margaret; his two sons, Kevin and Kyle; his daughter-in-law, Amy; and grandson, Cody. Tony’s final resting place is Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. The item “Vietnam USAF Painted HGU-2 F-4 Phantom Fighter Pilot Helmet Group” is in sale since Monday, November 23, 2020. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\Vietnam (1961-75)\Original Period Items\Hats & Helmets”. The seller is “wesson030″ and is located in Hoboken, New Jersey. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Theme: Militaria
- Modified Item: Yes
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Conflict: Vietnam (1961-75)