Martin Rothenberg (77) was born in Brooklyn, NY. He was working as a TV repairman in New York City when he was drafted into military service, which he carried out from 1953 to 1955. During his service period, Rothenberg went to Pusan and was stationed at Seoraksan (Peak), Inje, Chuncheon, and Seoul from May 1954 to August 1955. He served in the 71st and 304th Signal Battalion as Private First Class before his discharge. He was in charge of radio relay maintenance, radio repair, and training forward air controllers. He started his university studies after being discharged from military service.