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Tuesday October 4, 2011

WATCH:  J.R. Martínez “DWTS” War Vet Tribute (VIDEO)

WATCH:   J.R. Martínez “DWTS” War Vet Tribute (VIDEO)

Photo: J.R. Martínez and Karina Smirnoff

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Iraq war vet turned soap opera star J.R. Martínez got a standing ovation, after his moving dance routine last night, a “Tribute to the men and women who didn’t make it home.”

J.R Martínez and partner Karina Smirnoff have become one of the favorite dance teams to win this season of Dancing With The Stars and after last night we know why.

Last night’s show was about capturing the most memorable year in each contestant’s life; there were many emotive moments, many stories of overcoming adversity and heartbreak, but one story (and subsequent dance interpretation) resonated with audiences, who teary eyed gave the performance a standing ovation.

“If You’re Reading This,” by Tim McGraw, set the tone for J.R. Martínez emotionally charged performance, dedicated to all of the men and women who did not make it home from the war.

Watch the video below, and join us in our forums page for the conversation.