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Veteran Spotlight: John Jackson of Baltimore

Posted at 8:14 AM, Aug 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-24 08:14:46-04

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 we are honoring John Jackson of Baltimore, who spent 8 years in the Army as a Private First Class. He was stationed in Japan in 1989 and served his last tour of duty in Desert Storm.

Jackson saw firsthand the struggles many veterans face, which is what inspired him to give back and to start a Soldier's Story. A Soldier's Story is a non-profit organization that helps his fellow soldiers overcome obstacles.

Last Thanksgiving, he and his family helped feed hundreds of veterans at the Baltimore Station. He is a professional chef that has a big heart and many know him as Chef JJ.

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