September 29, 1918 – This Day During World War l – Frank Joseph Gaffney Medal of Honor recipient

September 29, 1918 – Frank Joseph Gaffney Medal of Honor recipient (December 18, 1883 – May 25, 1948) was a soldier in the United States Army who received the Medal of Honor for his actions during World War I. He was considered “the second bravest man in the U. S. Army.”

Private First Class Gaffney’s official Medal of Honor citation reads:

Private First Class Gaffney, an automatic rifleman pushing forward alone with his gun, 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 four more of the enemy with his pistol, held the position until reinforcements came up when 80 prisoners were captured

Frank Joseph Gaffney Medal of Honor recipient

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