Niagara County Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients

The Medal of Honor is the United States' highest award for military valor in action. And while over 150 years have passed since its inception, the meaning behind the Medal has never tarnished. Etched within are the very values that each Recipient displayed in the moments that mattered—bravery, courage, sacrifice, integrity.  Each recipient possess a deep love of country and a desire to always do what is right.

To read about Niagara County's Medal of Honor Recipients, click here:

Below is the Medal of Honor earned by Frank Gaffney on display in the Niagara County Courthouse in Lockport.  Click here to learn more about Pfc. Gaffney and the medals he earned for his extraordinary acts during WWI.

MOH medal buttons and ribbon - Copy
Michael Huskey:  Michael Huskey, an Irish-born Lockport native, earned the Medal of Honor during the Civil War, as a sailor aboard the USS Carondelet (Steele’s Bayou Expedition, Vicksburg). He died before he received his medal.  His family continued to reside in Niagara County, but also never received Michael’s medal. The family line has since completely died out — except for us, the people who benefited from his service and sacrifice.  We continue our efforts to bring Michael Huskey’s actual medal home for display in the Niagara County Courthouse, where his sacrifice and that of all our veterans’ can be honored and appreciated by the citizens of this county, state and country.  Read about Michael's story here.

Marker at Michael Huskey Ceremony at St. Patrick's Cemetery Lockport, NY 022