Local Fallen Firefighter Honored Before The Nation (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

By Stephanie Parkinson - 21Alive

October 6, 2013 Updated Oct 6, 2013 at 9:05 PM EDT

EMMITSBURG, Maryland (21Alive) - A Washington Township fallen firefighter was honored before the nation for his service.

Mark Haudenschild II lost his life in the line of duty last year. Sunday, he was honored along with more than 70 other firefighters who also died in 2012.

The service was held at the National Firefighters Memorial in Emmitsburg, Maryland. Washington Township Fire Chief Brian Gillett was alongside Mark’s father when he was presented with a flag and memorial badge in honor of his son’s service.

Last November, Haudenschild, an assistant chief engineer for the volunteer department, died after the tanker he was driving rolled over. He was on his way to a reported grass fire.

Since he died in the line of duty his name will be engraved in the National Firefighters Memorial.

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