Date of Birth: 09/11/1949
Neighborhood: North Philadelphia
High School: Thomas Edison High School
Street: Perth Place
Branch of Service: Army
Date of Casualty: 03/24/1968
Province of Casualty:
Philadelphia Memorial Panel: Panel 19
Panel Row: 6
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The young paratrooper had attended Edison High School and worked as a short order cook in a restaurant and bar before enlisting in the Army in March 1967. The specialist four, a grenadier, was sent to Vietnam and assigned to Company B of the 2nd Battalion, 501st Infantry, and 101st Airborne Division. Martin died in Vietnam on March 24, 1968. He was 18 years old. Survivors include his mother.