Archie Callahan

Archie Callahan (HMRAF)

Location: Newark, NJ 07102 Essex County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 44.289', W 74° 10.227'

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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.
Year Placed1942
Placed ByRededicated in 2005 by the American Legion Guy-Callahan Post 152 Newark, NJ
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Date Added Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 2:28pm PDT -07:00
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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I Saw The Marker

Monument faces east and is near two cannons in the southern end of Military Park.

Dec 31, 2021 at 7:37am PST by wmikesell

I Saw The Marker

This is a small monument that was formerly in Douglass Harrison Park in Newark's Central Ward. His family lived in a housing development built to house "Colored" families and was financed by Prudential Insurance Company of America. When the complex was determined to be obsolete, park which was adjacent to the building, was cleared. The monument was relocated to Military Park in the central business district.

Dec 25, 2021 at 12:43pm PST by wmikesell

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