In attendance at the White House event was Olive’s family and two of the men he saved on that fateful day. That same year Olive was posthumously awarded, a plaque and park was dedicated to the solider.

The city of Chicago honored Olive by naming Olive Park on Lake Michigan after him in 1979. A historical marker was constructed in Lexington, Miss. for Olive in 2007 as well.

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