Dancing With A Hero
J.R. Martinez on 'Your World'
- Duration 7:18
- Date Nov 23, 2011
J.R. Martinez on 'Your World'
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Winners and new show.
Who knew who knew.
Just one Dancing With The Stars but this war hero has always been a friend -- -- -- -- have been.
Seventeen months -- the 27 surging 27 -- sincerity is no and that's where I realize now that.
I was kept here and as well for a mission and that mission is to help the rest time but it -- to come back wounded friend to have freedom just like we have freedom in this world it's it's unbelievable.
You know corporal -- modest today is the last have you with me just so I should let you know there's the list and Iran over a thousand emails on you.
Heralding your comparison so -- -- that.
Being able to to have another Thanksgiving.
My twenty zone -- have a second chance at life some very grateful -- and I've gotten.
And have been able to pass on to other people.
You try to stress to people it matters a lot more whats in the inside and outside exactly does that register with people.
It does it does and why because one thing you lick it means say well you're the guy he's Vern you know substance of the bad terrible -- him.
When you get to know -- needed to talk to me BJ.
And the rest of the wounded in the say without these -- seems you seem to realize that these are great men and women we were still here we exist and you know even though this -- is happening thousands of miles away.
They're happy because of people like me that are in your backyard.
Are two things you gather from that.
Because a genuine hero.
And very I made him dancing -- a half.
And it's your explicit speculation they Humana striking about it was that trophy this things.
It is heavy last night when he put it in my in my hands they gave it to me and I was like oh yeah I'm gonna live this thing up and be all proud and I was like oh how this thing is really -- -- you know you listed your dancing partner I thought Jeffs longer in the -- I go this with a tad.
Go live -- that lived in her it was in this year -- but it was amazing and it really was a great opportunity for me to show America.
You know who I am outside of what they know outside is outside a -- in a veteran outside of the series that I went through.
And just show who JR Martinez is on -- and humor level.
Find -- and it's a deep emotional level as well and at the same time be able to represent.
You know the people that I want to represent -- pass on the message that I wanna pass on.
What it did.
Davidson you know I thought it was gonna be allowed there to give me a lot of grief about Ohio where in the hills the Latin shoes and around come -- don't tell me you don't like you -- Had no -- period attesting to that the time but.
They actually there were very supportive and I think the reason why is elected -- is that he actually -- damn thing we have no room to mess with him about it.
I thought when the wind with a -- was really an happens when I when I just up and I think it was a week six or seven.
As the -- -- that mean.
And -- literally within a full out pink suit that's what it's not gonna come down -- you know their real support it was cool.
Well that's the the suit -- gonna show you.
I figured YouTube moment -- -- but you know a lot of your rug.
Opponents along the way in this current -- metals market -- And -- we have little bites and some of them but to him doing but Nancy Grace had this comment -- -- that stuck in my -- this is from the current.
Are you starting to see yourself now with the content and it's not just.
Plus you know that's a pretty hard act to follow right there plus did you know he's a war hero and adamant in -- and -- -- that -- Ahead -- it hasn't.
Constant -- -- -- -- you know it it's it's been and that's -- I thought it was it was more of a point for me to say to everybody I don't want to get votes and I want you to vote me through it and I have I don't have -- Charlie just because of the fact that I -- our military and because I was wounded.
I want you to see the fact that he can dance he can move and he's working hard.
You know even more like anyone else and you know he deserves -- because of the level that he can actually dance outside of the fact that he had a compelling story that American enjoys that.
-- tentative so -- -- definitely -- -- in everyone making those kind of comments I wanted to say OK you know and it's all right.
You make those comments but I'm gonna go back to work and I'm gonna work hard and American -- impress everybody.
-- bidder though it did it to the people early Armisen it sympathy -- -- later on you disprove your public and it's I don't like it because you put the restaurant.
Mills across this country to get dancing -- That's not gonna happen there are a lot of and I had to figure out what radio do you.
Do you feel that that was at play here just you want adds it to counter that and prove you know.
-- used it to him to -- It's absolutely I mean -- -- that I -- have a personality that when someone kind of goes against the -- kind of doubts means some way or says you know may -- that I step up to that challenge I loved that challenge I feed off of that I really do so.
You know early on when people -- JR who.
And I call you know he's a military guys and have a great story that's gonna carry him through but it may not last past week five I mean I really wanted to step up and say you know -- -- I'm gonna -- and every single one of you because I think.
Be in the at the end of the -- be in a veteran being someone who has -- overseas that's all we do is we want to be given an opportunity to showcase who we are what we can't do.
And not be carried do based don't have to be what we've done and so that mentality just kind of came out and instead -- -- -- as the all man this.
I don't wanna be like that like that I just that you know and on the use as motivation I'm gonna go to work and I'm gonna come out and make sure my arms -- musical in my.
A beautiful we don't every single digit revenue and I've talked over these many years and horrific accident.
You always -- -- always -- so there's always an accident it was a that's very different from me if I would have been your success I forget everybody.
You haven't noticed that he would I if if it was seeing -- -- knowing you were coming here.
A lot -- your buddies are coming back home we -- safe and sound but you know Iraq and Afghanistan.
And it's a kind of tough to their economy and what.
Think things are really tough right now and and and then there are that you say your economy -- there's illnesses as of the type of battle with Google or face and every single day but I think.
There's a lot of resources now that are you know it's hard for guys get a hold of and to say you know it okay this was available to me this without -- available to me.
And is outside of the nonprofit world there's a lot of because it.
The economy when it comes at a government you know certain resource they have for troops are being kept adding that it necessarily can have.
Having a lot of things for them.
I think it's gonna get even more -- -- could be more difficult now that once -- Iraq and Afghanistan is because you've had guys that physically are not injured.
And they've come home from their deployment and they've been here for about you know at a few months ended I had to really were really great because they have the comfort of knowing they're gonna go back home.
What's the guys are here they're gonna have to really find a way singers -- -- -- he has -- this where we really have to step up and take care of our guys show them that reminded.
Emerson who were doing that and then some -- -- all the years I've known him you'd never bit Steve's never complain.
He could never be -- TV -- Seriously best of luck to you so guys you're so yeah it was not a good contest either order a and I'll put your name and wouldn't that be I'll I'll I'll -- -- -- -- they'll reveal your vote I don't know thing we don't wanna -- -- -- a credit to this.