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Veteran Spotlight: Frank Johnson of North East

Posted at 9:17 AM, Nov 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-23 09:17:58-05

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

This week's honoree is Frank Johnson of North East. He is a Korean War veteran and says he went into the United States Army as a boy and came out a man.

Giving back to the community is very important to Mr. Johnson. He has collected and donated clothes to homeless veterans over the years. He also founded a group, "Veterans Helping Vets" to help those in need.

At 87 years old, he continues to collect and donate food and clothing for homeless veterans throughout Cecil County.

He is very appreciative for help from his friend, Eric, who is also a veteran. Mr. Johnson is also appreciative of his wife, Jeanette's commitment to making a difference in the lives of others. They have been married for 67 years and he says she is the luckiest thing that ever happened to him.

Thank you, Mr. Johnson, for your service to our country and dedication to the community.

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