An Iraq War Veteran Cast on All My Children

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Look for J.R. Martinez to debut as Brot Monroe on All My Children in the coming weeks.

Why is this newsworthy? Because Martinez is a veteran of the Iraq war.

"We are honored and delighted to welcome J.R. Martinez to the cast of All My Children. J.R. represents the best of the human spirit. His commitment to help his fellow service men and women and their families has inspired us all," said the show's executive producer, Julie Hanan Carruthers. "J.R.'s challenging journey and resilience will bring a uniquely authentic perspective to the role of Brot Monroe."

Here's how the story line with Martinez - All My Children spoiler alert! - will go down:

Monroe served in the U.S. Army was injured in combat. While serving, he fell in love with Lt. Taylor Thompson (Beth Ehlers). However, due to the extent of his injuries, Brot let believe he was dead. After numerous operations, Brot returns to find his fiancee grieving because she doesn't know he's alive.

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