Sorry, I wasn't sure where to put this one so here it is.
I recently picked this up at a local estate auction. The unit Insignia is for the 2nd infantry and as you can see it is engraved with a Maj. Thornton F. Hard and Munich Germany. I was wondering how I go about authenticating this lighter? Is there some way I can research the name and find out when he served and maybe some other info like any decorations he may have received? I tried to do some basic searches and didn't come up with anything really helpful unless I would be a family member. Any direction or info would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks very much!