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Athletic Hall of Fame

Frederick J. Martin

Frederick J. Martin, M.D.

'40


At Rochester:

  • Two-way player for football, co-captain as a senior
  • Received and English prize in his freshman year
  • Received the Terry Prize and as a senior, received the Dewey oratorical prize
  • Elected president of the senior class

Post-Graduate:

  • Attended the University's Medical School
  • Assisted in coaching the freshman football team
  • Made an Ensign in the V-12 Program during his third year in medical school
  • Joined the U.S. Navy as a physician on the attack transport USS Goodhue in October, 1944
  • In August, 1945, sailed into Yokohama Harbor and picked up the prisoners of war from the Bataan Death March survivors, the British from Singapore, and downed U.S. pilots from all over the Pacific
  • Flew to Pearl Harbor attack where he was made a physician for the USS Coasters Harbor
  • Also served in the Korean War
  • Consistent Rochester District Golfers Association Seniors Champion