Date of Birth: 02/26/1946
Neighborhood: Fern Rock
High School: Murrell Dobbins Vocational High School
Street: N. 18th STreet
Branch of Service: Army
Date of Casualty: 04/30/1967
Province of Casualty: Quang Tri
Philadelphia Memorial Panel: Panel 19
Panel Row: 9
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Martin told family and friends that he did not particularly want to be in Vietnam, but had a job to do and would rather be fighting in the war than carrying protest signs at home. He graduated from Dobbins Vocational High School in 1964, earning a letter as an end on the football team there, and worked as a stock clerk at the Borg-Warner Co. before be-lug drafted into the Army in December 1965. The 21-yearold private first class, a cannoneer, was sent to Vietnam and assigned to B Battery of the 6th Battalion, 27th Artillery, at Gia Linh near the Demilitarized Zone in Quang Tri Province at the northernmost point in South Vietnam. He was killed on April 30, 1967, one of six Philadelphia veterans to die in Vietnam on that date, the most of any day in the war. Martin was survived by his parents and four brothers.