Charles Abbott Harker, Jr.
B. September 1, 1930, Bayonne, NJ, M.I.A. May 4, 1953 over North Korea, Graduate, Cranford High School 1948.
In 1993, forty years after the Korean War, the United States government presented evidence to the Russian government that hundreds of American prisoners were secretly transported to the Soviet Union and never heard from again. Charles Harker is listed among those likely to have been retained by the Soviets. “I have slipped the surly bonds of earth, danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings and touched the face of God.” J. Magee.
Dedicated in honor and remembrance of Lt. Harker and all the M.I.A.’s by his classmates, Cranford High School class of 1948…April 30, 1994.
Erected 1994 by Cranford High School class of 1948.
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, Korean.
Location. 40° 39.682′ N, 74° 18.476′ W. Marker is in Cranford, New Jersey, in Union County. Memorial is on Springfield
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Roll of Honor (a few steps from this marker); Site of Crane’s Ford (a few steps from this marker); Lest We Forget (within shouting distance of this marker); Purple Heart Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Memorial Tree Planted by the Village Improvement Association (approx. ¼ mile away); Crane’s Mills (approx. 0.3 miles away); Crane Farm and Village Home Site (approx. 0.4 miles away); Kenilworth Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cranford.
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