Well done, jmd, and belated happy birthday to Vilhjálmur Einarsson.
He studied at Dartmouth College and surprised many by winning the silver in 1956, nine centimeters behind Brazil's defending champ Adhemar Ferreira da Silva. (That was Iceland's first Olympic medal, and still one of only two in our sport.) He placed third in the Euro Champs two years later, and fifth in the Olympics in 1960 - with a mark that would have won in 1956.
His son, Einar Vilhjálmsson, placed sixth in the javelin in Los Angeles '84 and ninth in Tokyo '91. They must be one of very few father-son pairs to currently hold national records. (Yes, Vilhjálmur Einarsson's 16.70 from 1960 is still the Icelandic NR!)