Forum Staff Report, Published January 21 2014
Fargo veteran, radio host to be State of the Union guest
FARGO – U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., announced today that wounded veteran Eric Marts will be her guest at next week’s State of the Union address.
According to a news release, Heitkamp met Marts, who hosts a Fargo radio program for veterans, last summer when she traveled the state.
While a member of the Army National Guard, Marts was deployed to Iraq when he was hit by a roadside bomb. The explosion caused Marts to become blind, the release stated.
Saturdays at 10 a.m. on WDAY-AM 970, Marts hosts Heroes of the Heartland, a talk show that highlights issues of importance to veterans.