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

Recipient Detail

 

GAFFNEY, FRANK

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
 
 


GAFFNEY, FRANK Photo
 
Citation

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.