On Sunday, reigning Dancing with the Stars champion and inspirational speaker JR Martinez spoke with soldiers at Fort Campbell.
Martinez, a Veteran was stationed in Fort Campbell nine years ago where he served as an infantryman.
“It feels really good to be back here, it really does,” he said.
During his service, 40% of Martinez's body was burned after an IED explosion in Iraq causing him to spend more than two years in a burn unit in San Antonio, Texas.
The now inspirational speaker began his road to stardom after a nurse asked him to speak with another veteran who suffered burns.
“[That was] my weakest point,” he said, continuing, “[I asked myself] what can I do from this point on? What's the purpose of all this.”
After speaking with the soldiers and their families, Martinez signed autographs and took photographs with all of the servicemen.
He also took some time to show off and teach some dance moves to some of the soldier's children.