Sign up for the MSNBC newsletter

You have been successfully added to our newsletter.

Let our news meet your inbox

Taking the Hill with Patrick Murphy

Deacon the service dog at the SOTU


When Master Sergeant Eric Marts served in Fallujah six years ago, a roadside bomb took away his eyesight. However, he gained a new battle-buddy, a service dog he named "Corporal Deacon." Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., heard Marts’ positive message of sacrifice while attending a veterans outreach meeting. She was so inspired that she asked him to be her guest at the State of the Union.Jan.29.2014


Play All

Have feedback?

How likely are you to recommend to a friend or colleague?

0 = Very unlikely
10 = Very likely
Please select answer

Is your feedback about:

Please select answer

Leave your email if you’d like us to respond. (Optional)

Please enter a valid email address

Thank you!

Your feedback has been sent out. Please enjoy more of our content.

We appreciate your help making a better place.