Longtime Bucks County firefighter, Korean War veteran honored

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Wednesday, April 22, 2020
Longtime Bucks County firefighter honored
A longtime Bucks County firefighter was honored on Wednesday.

YARDLEY, Pennsylvania (WPVI) -- A hometown hero was honored on Wednesday in Bucks County.

Gene Cadwallader's body was driven through Yardley on board a fire engine from 1937 that he helped restore and maintain.

Cadwallader, who is also a Korean War veteran, is credited with building the Yardley-Makefield Fire Company into one of the top volunteer companies in the state.

He was a lifetime member with 59 years of service.

Cadwallader died on Friday at a hospice facility. He was 85.