BiographyBalter, Morris (Kornblum, Morris/Marty); Romanian American; AMB; b. February 13, 1913 (April 17, 1913), Brooklyn, New York; Graduated from the City College of New York with a degree in Chemical Engineering in 1935; ROTC 2 years; Single; Laboratory Technician and Engineer; CP February 1936; Received Passport# 378167 on March 24, 1937 which listed his address as 1725 Fulton Avenue, Bronx, New York, and NYC; Sailed March 27, 1937 aboard the Paris; Arrived in Spain on April 10, 1937; Served with the Republican Medical Service at Villa Paz; Anti-Gas School, Albacete, Instructor; XV BDE, Mackenzie-Papineau Battalion, BN Doctor; Returned to the US on July 12, 1938 aboard the Aquitania; WWII US Army, Chemical Warfare, March 1942-February 1946. Rank Technical SGT; Married January 1949; Wife Clara; Two children Lucille Balter and Joan Balter; Legally changed name to Marty Balter; d. April 27, 2008.
Source: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; Repatriation List (under Kornblum, 7/1/1938, ll. 206); RGASPI (under Kornblum), (obituary) The Volunteer, Volume 25, No. 3, September 2008, pp. 23-24. Code A
Photograph: Morris Balter, AICVAS.; Martin Balter, February 2001, by Richard Bermack.