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Veteran Spotlight: Nkosi Akinlabi of Baltimore

Posted at 7:47 AM, Apr 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-06 07:47:35-04

BALTIMORE — WMAR-2 News is committed to improving the lives of Veterans in Maryland by shining a light on their stories, struggles and triumphs. Every week a local veteran will be featured in our Veteran Spotlight contest.

This week's nominee is Nkosi Akinlabi of Baltimore.

Akinlabi served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War.

Following the military, he became a preschool teacher, manicurist, pastry chef and artist. Today, Akinlabi is a leather crafter and photographer, who spends a lot of time giving back to the community.

After battling prostate cancer, he started crocheting for babies at Johns Hopkins Bayview and he also volunteers at church and enjoys singing gospel music.

All of us at WMAR-2 News would like to thank you for your service.

If there is a veteran in your life that you would like to nominate for the Veteran Spotlight contest, click here.