Well, just because he was in the service doesn't mean he acquired that forging in service, odds are , he didn't. He might have found it in a junkyard, peons like me used to visit junkyards all the time, I didn't even know there were auto parts stores, all our car parts come from junk yards, and these yards used to be places of wonder. This happens frequently, Someones father or grandfather was in the service, after their passing, something is found in their effects, hence it has to be something he was issued in the service. In 99 per-cent of the cases it was something unrelated to military service and just an item that the deceased picked up somewhere in their many years of life. Of course that is JMHO.