The Circle of Care Foundation presented Iraq war veteran and current Dancing With the Stars contestant J.R. Martinez with its Spirit of Hope Award, an award that honors burn victims who inspire others with their actions. 

The actor and motivational speaker accepted the honor at an award dinner held in L.A. on Thursday night. 

J.R.'s DWTS friends and competitors came out to support the inspiring hero, including his partner Karina SmirnoffMaksim Chmerkovskiy and Carson Kressley