Martin Balin



Age: 62


Summary: one of six Vietnam War protestors whose plot to set fire to six buildings in Manhattan in 1970 was thwarted at the last minute by undercover police officers when he was arrested with his co-conspirators before dawn on Dec. 4, 1970 just after they had placed four one-gallon containers filled with gasoline and benzene beside the First National City Bank branch at Madison Avenue and 91st Street, who was sentenced to four years in prison but served only 18 months.



Cause of Death: Heart failure


Born: November 13, 1945


Died: April 6, 2008


Location: New York City, New York