My grandmother apparently found this in her garden after the end of the war - that's what I was told. Her house was just west of the Rhine, opposite Wesel, so lots of Americans (mostly 9th Army) went through the area. There was never any talk that it belonged to a dead soldier, it was probably just lost by someone. Looking up this service number in Fold3 and the NARA database did not yield any result - the name comes up but with a different service number. Were there any fake IS tags in WW 2? Does anyone have an idea what might be behind this "mystery"?