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Frank Gaffney (Medal of Honor)

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Frank Joseph Gaffney (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." Biography Gaffney was born December 18, 1883, in Buffalo, New York. He died May 25, 1948, and is buried in United German and French Cemetery Buffalo, New York. General John J. Pershing said Gaffney's deeds placed him among the top heroes of the war. Similarly, Maj. Gen. John F. O'Ryan, commanding officer of the 27th Division, paid Gaffney high honors. "No man has performed more daring exploits or exercised a bigger influence upon those around him by the gallantry of his conduct." O'Ryan also reportedly called PFC Gaffney "the human hurricane." Gaffney also received the Purple Heart, the British Distinguished Conduct Medal, the French Médaille militaire and Croix de Guerre, the Italian Croce di guerra al merito, the Montenegrin Medal for Military
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