Retired Army Sgt. Noah Galloway made a positive statement for injured veterans when he appeared on the cover of Men's Health magazine last fall. Now the double amputee has joined the cast of the 20th season of ABC's Dancing With the Stars. Galloway, who lost his left arm and left leg while serving in Iraq, will be partnered with professional dancer Sharna Burgess.
Galloway hopes to follow in the footsteps of J.R. Martinez, the Army 101st veteran who won the competition back in 2011. Martinez, who was also wounded by an IED and suffered burns over 40% of his body, did a lot to raise awareness that men and women injured in battle can return and lead productive, well-adjusted lives.
The new series begins Monday, March 6th at 8pm ET and Galloway will be competing against singer Patti Labelle (who had that incident with the West Point cadet), Olympic gymnast Nastia Liukin, Shark Tank investor Robert Herjavec, Glee star Riker Lynch, Charlotte McKinney from that Carls Jr. Super Bowl ad, Redfoo from music group LMFAO, former University of Missouri football player Michael Sam, Willow Shields from The Hunger Games, '70s icon Suzanne Somers and Rumer Willis, daughter of Bruce Willis and Demi Moore.
Check back with us for updates as the series progresses.