John Wayne Odyssey Ball a big success

John Wayne Odyssey Ball a big success

“We can all be heroes” was the theme of the 30th annual John Wayne Odyssey Ball on April 11 in Beverly Hills where two “True Grit” champions – actor Gary Sinise and J.R. Martinez – were among those honored.

Martinez, who acted as Master of Ceremonies at the event at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, related the story of his brush with death while serving in Iraq, and his recovery from massive burns.

Martinez who starred in the Emmy award winning daytime drama, “All My Children,” also appeared in “Dancing With the Stars,” and even won the coveted mirror ball trophy!

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