Hospice, American Legion honor 96-year-old WWII vet

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Sunday, February 8, 2015

LINWOOD, Pa. (WPVI) -- It was a celebration today of a life well-lived for a World War Two veteran from Delaware County.

John Cahall, of Linwood, turned 96 years old Friday.

Mr. Cahall is a true American hero.

He served under General Patton in the 14th Armored Tank Division.

In addition to his birthday cake - Ed Keegan, president of the American Legion post in Boothwyn, Pa., honored Cahall with a plaque, for his service to our country.

It was Cahall's Crozer-Keystone hospice nurse who brought the big day to everyone's attention.

As for the secret to his long life?

Cahill says: no smoking.

But he says - that policy got him into trouble in the Army - when his supervisor tried to make him pick up cigarette butts.

Here's what he told his commander.

And for that - he got two weeks kitchen duty.

On the bright side, he said, that helped him become a great cook.

From all of us at action news - Happy Birthday.