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.