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Veteran Spotlight: Joseph Beasley of Baltimore

Posted: 9:35 AM, Feb 17, 2020
Updated: 2020-02-17 11:53:43-05

BALTIMORE (WMAR) — 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 Joseph Beasley of Baltimore. He enlisted in the US Army in 1951 and served during the Korean War, where he became a parachute jumper in the 87th Airborne Division. Mr. Beasley later served in the National Guard, where he was a sergeant and head cook.

At 89-years-old, Mr. Beasley continues to give back. He helps feed impoverished communities and often speaks to kids about his career in the military. In addition to being a veteran, Mr. Beasley is a loving husband and proud father, grandfather, great grandfather, and great great grandfather. He now resides in Edmondson Village.

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