Archie Callahan

Archie Callahan (HMRAF)

Location: Newark, NJ 07102 Essex County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 44.289', W 74° 10.227'

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Commemorating
Archie Callahan
who gave his life
at Pearl Harbor
December 7, 1941

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Archie Callahan Jr. was born and raised in Newark, NJ. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy at age 19 on August 21, 1940. Callahan became the first African American Newark resident to die by enemy action aboard the USS Oklahoma during the Japanese bombardment on Pearl Harbor Dec. 7, 1941. Archie Callahan Jr. paid the ultimate price, the sacrifice of his life for his country. In 1942 a monument was purchased by the City of Newark and unveiled in Douglas Harrison Park in honor of this local American hero. The Archie Callahan monument was moved to Military Park in 2005 and rededicated by the American Legion Guy-Callahan Post 152 Newark, NJ on December 4, 2005.
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HM NumberHMRAF
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Year Placed1942
Placed ByRededicated in 2005 by the American Legion Guy-Callahan Post 152 Newark, NJ
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 2:28pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 570042 N 4510020
Decimal Degrees40.73815000, -74.17045000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 44.289', W 74° 10.227'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 44' 17.34" N, 74° 10' 13.62" W
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Area Code(s)973, 201, 862
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 678-716 Broad St, Newark NJ 07102, US
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