Speaking of WWII, my father came to visit today. He's a WWII veteran. He mentioned liking a picture that I had just got (aerial view of my property) and wanting one. I told him I would get one made for him if he gave me back something he had given me, then "borrowed". A framed display type wall hanger of his medals and such. I thought he was hanging onto it because he once told me that he had sent away for a couple ribbons or something that he no longer had. I thought he was adding them to this wall hanger and mentioned it to him.
Anyway... out of the blue he said something about having a "piece of metal" taken out of his finger when he was in the Netherlands. Something he had gotten while on an island off of France. Me being me, asked him if it was a piece of metal from a can of beef
He got a chuckle from that and said something about the guy next to him getting hit in the leg and him in the finger, but he didn't know anything had stuck until later when his finger swelled way up while in the Netherlands. He got a few days of sick leave when it was taken out and was told he would receive a purple heart, which he never got.
Oh, to keep this on topic, had I known Spam was served in WWII that is what I would have said instead of beef.
And to keep this even more food related, he said the only reason he signed up for the Darby's Rangers was because he heard they got fed better, but that was B... uhh... an acronym for not exactly true