His name is found on on Panel 42E, Line 7 of The Wall.
PFC Frederick L. Martin was a state high school long jump at the all-Black J.T. Barber High School in New Bern. He was awarded a track scholarship to Fayetteville State, but chose to enlist in the U.S. Army, knowing that Vietnam probably was in his future. He believed it was his patriotic duty to go.
Luke Martin, Sr., his grandfather, escaped slavery and found refuge in New Bern before fighting with Union forces during the Civil War. When Luke, Sr., was 80 years old, his wife had a son, Luke, Jr., Frederick’s father.
The 6-foot-5, 190-pound Frederick Martin was killed by a land mine.