Wounded Iraq War Hero on 'Dancing With the Stars'
J.R. Martinez on new found fame
- Duration 3:52
- Date Sep 10, 2011
J.R. Martinez on new found fame
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I'm back here at ground zero Dow and and -- heroes after this event.
The soldiers who went to take the battle.
To Osama -- laden and -- and al-Qaeda.
Seventeen -- -- among them He was wounded in Iraq.
Badly wounded somebody operations it it it doesn't even -- repeating.
You would think with all He had been through.
He would be better He would be angry but in the countless appearances I've had with him over the years.
He's always updates every time I find myself whining about an eight story headache.
I think it would he's been through and I set up beneath you He reminds me -- you should shut up -- -- Martinez joins us right now in Phoenix and to add insult to injury today are.
He has now become the big soap opera star which really bothers me but Jeff very good to see again how you Dylan.
I'm doing good -- -- I was good to see you.
Same here you know.
You and I chat about this over the years a lot of folks say that taking this fight to Iraq.
Was extending the battle plan way beyond what was necessary you've always argued just the opposite.
But these arguments faster yet again.
This ten year anniversary what -- -- -- You know its its -- soldier one thing we always do we all volunteer to.
Serve in in our armed forces into you know volunteered to sacrifice to go overseas and and whatever commander -- says that He fills.
There we need to be that's where we go however I mean it has been ten years and now have in.
Been home for eight years and having witnessed countless amount of service members who not only -- Lost their lives -- a lot of lies being altered and with lies being altered and when you start to kind of wonder you know -- it's.
Did we kind of rushed to soon.
And you know bit Dana today -- -- what I focus on is I focus on there's only so much we can really do.
While the men and women over there it's now would take care of the men and women when they come home and help them transition back into being.
Every day Americans.
And give that -- same opportunity that been giving throughout my career.
Sorry we have to take care of our troops -- does not only wounded but those who still serve and remember their spouses.
They're tough being a military spouse but we tend to get short trip -- No it's easy it's easy to forget them and there's a lot of things going on and our world today and you know it's it's one thing about 9/11 being ten years ago I mean armor Rosen high school -- and I was I was a senior in high school looking up at the TV and -- -- You know I live 15100 miles away from New York City and how -- not knowing how my life is going to be affected by.
By the tragedy never happened in New York that -- the thousand people who you know in -- and -- there were taken on that day.
So I mean it's easy forget -- you know it's important for you know people like yourself to have you know -- on which I'm grateful for -- other.
You know individuals that were in the service and and that it that it paid a price.
That -- -- we're actively continuously have been wounded are given their life.
A family of -- and has given their life I mean it's it's important for us to be vocal -- is this year -- we're still here we exist and you know even though this war is happening thousands of miles away.
There happening because of people like me.
That are in your backyard so we have to be reminded that we have to show that supports our men and women and their families.
There thank you for all your service.
I guess the only thing that I resentments -- soap opera successful or leave it at that.
But -- -- -- -- in my friend very.
Very good seeing you thank you for all you've done for the country -- two units.
Iraq War that.
We got more coming up.