All My Children’s JR Martinez Talks To CNN

When J.R. Martinez returned from serving in Iraq, he never thought he’d see his name on the marquee at the local restaurant — but there it was, a welcome-home banner at the Applebee’s in Dalton, Georgia. He certainly never imagined he’d be starring in a popular daytime soap opera, either. But Martinez, 25, has never let the severe burns he received while serving in the United States Army stop him.

He spoke with CNN’s Nicole Lapin about overcoming odds and being an inspiration for young people.


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