03/07/2012 09:05 am ET

Operation Oliver: Two Vets Rescue Baltimore's Most Dangerous Neighborhood

Most evenings, Earl Johnson sits outside his new home, props his feet up, and chats with his neighbors. A year ago, this was unheard of in Oliver—one of Baltimore's most dangerous and corrupt neighborhoods.

Known for its abandoned buildings, drug deals and mounds of trash, Oliver is not a place you want to find yourself when the sun goes down. This lost neighborhood was an infamous filming location for the HBO drama The Wire.



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