Actor and Army Veteran JR Martinez on His Rebirth Journey

This Veterans Day, let’s thank and appreciate veterans’ service to country and the community.

For this Mediaplanet article, I interviewed Army veteran, JR Martinez, who was burned on over 30% of his body from in a roadside bomb in Iraq. The “Dancing With the Stars” winner continues to give back to the military community through his motivational speaking, podcast and community outreach.

It’s no wonder the name of his podcast is “REBIRTH with J.R. Martinez.” 

“I believe parts of me died the day I was injured. Other parts of me were born,” he said. “I call it a rebirth because this is essentially my second chance at life.”