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CMOHS.org - Private First Class GAFFNEY, FRANK, U.S. Army

Recipient Detail



Rank: Private First Class
Organization: U.S. Army
Company: Company G
Division: 108th Infantry, 27th Division
Born: Buffalo, N.Y.
Departed: Yes
Entered Service At: Niagara Falls, N.Y.
G.O. Number: 20
Date of Issue: 12/31/1919
Accredited To:
Place / Date: Near Ronssoy, France, 29 September 1918


Pfc. Gaffney, an automatic rifleman, pushing forward alone, after all the other members of his squad had been killed, discovered several Germans placing a heavy machinegun in position. He killed the crew, captured the gun, bombed several dugouts, and, after killing 4 more of the enemy with his pistol, held the position until reinforcements came up, when 80 prisoners were captured.