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Willi Hübner was a 16-year-old boy who served as a messenger in the Führer Grenadier Division and was awarded the Iron Cross for bravery under fire during the successful German attempt to recapture the town of Lauban during the Upper Silesian Offensive. He would survive the war and died in 2011.
Now i do not know if it is, but this seems to be the inspiration for the scene in Der Untergang where Hitler gives out the iron cross to young and old soldiers in Berlin.
To be fair this is at the point in the war where Germany was giving medals out like candy trying to increase morale.