1945 – Truman Olson of Cambridge Awarded WWII Medal of Honor

On this date the Medal of Honor was awarded posthumously to Sgt. Truman C. Olson of Cambridge, for almost single-handedly stopping a German counterattack on the beachhead in Anzio, Italy, on January 30, 1944. Twice wounded, Olson nevertheless manned his machine-gun for 36 hours. He killed 20 Germans and wounded many others. [Source: ]