From the Battlefield to the Ballroom: Noah Galloway's Inspirational Journey to 'DWTS'

by Raphael Chestang 6:28 PM PDT, April 20, 2015
Playing From the Battlefield to the Ballroom: Noah Galloway's Inspirational Journey to 'DWTS'

Army veteran Noah Galloway is doing mind-blowing moves on Dancing With the Stars despite having lost two limbs and ET went inside his rehearsal with pro partner Sharna Burgess.

Galloway lost his left arm and leg while enlisted in the Army, but he hasn't let it dictate what he can and cannot do.

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"I joined the military because of September 11," Galloway explained. "I dropped out of college, enlisted in the army and was an infantry soldier with the 101st -- the invasion of Iraq in 2003. Loved what I was doing, re-enlisted, went back on my second deployment in 2005 and about three or four months into it, was hit by a roadside bomb and woke up six days later in the hospital and lost two of my limbs."

In the years that followed, Galloway struggled with depression, but used working out and getting in shape as a way to overcome difficult times. His hard work is paying off, as he's been dazzling America with what he's been able to do on DWTS with a prosthetic leg.

Galloway and Burgess have contemplated using a prosthetic arm for their dances, but it hasn't come into play yet.

"I need to be wearing it and getting more comfortable with it, so I don't know if or when it will happen," Galloway said. "It just won't happen this week."

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His inspiring message is extending beyond the dance floor, as he's the new face of Kenneth Cole's fragrance, Mankind Ultimate.

"I guess I can now add to my resume that I'm a model," Galloway said with a chuckle.

DWTS airs Mondays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.