December 02, 2011 01:05 PM by Megan Thompson
After J.R. Martinez won Dancing With The Stars he gained a lot of fans across the country. Last week it was reported that Leon Panetta, the U.S. Secretary Of Defense, was a huge fan of the war hero. Leon Panetta even invited J.R. Martinez to the Pentagon for a meeting. Keep reading to find out about J.R.’s trip to the Pentagon.
Even the government took notice of the former soap star on the ABC hit show, Dancing With The Stars. Leon Panetta realized how J.R.’s enthusiasm, heroic story and positive attitude captured the hearts of Americans. When J.R. won the mirror ball trophy, Leon called to congratulate him and invited him to visit the Pentagon.
Yesterday J.R. took to Twitter to let his fans know he was in fact going to the Pentagon for a meeting. J.R. tweeted, “I wake in DC & ready to visit the pentagon. Have a busy day ahead but looking forward to the experience.” According to Stars and Stripes, J.R. had a brief meeting with Panetta. Panetta thanked J.R. for doing such a wonderful job representing both wounded soldiers and returning veterans. Later J.R. tweeted, “Done with my visit at the pentagon. Being in Hollywood I’ve seen a lot of stars but today I saw more stars in one place than ever.”
There is no doubt J.R. Martinez is the talk of the troops since his big win on DWTS and being named one of People Magazine’s sexiest men of the year! His future plans include writing a book and continuing with his motivational speeches.
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