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Archie Callahan

 
 
Archie Callahan Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 6, 2011
1. Archie Callahan Marker
Inscription.
Commemorating
Archie Callahan
who gave his life
at Pearl Harbor
December 7, 1941

[ Lower Marker: ]
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.
 
Erected 1942 by Rededicated in 2005 by the American Legion Guy-Callahan Post 152 Newark, NJ.
 
Location. 40° 44.289′ N, 74° 10.227′ W. Marker is in Newark, New Jersey, in Essex County. Marker is at the intersection of Broad Street and Cedar Street, on the left when traveling south on Broad Street. Touch for map. Marker is located in the southern end of Military Park. Marker is in this post office area: Newark NJ 07104, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Lower Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 6, 2011
2. Lower Marker
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John Fitzgerald Kennedy (a few steps from this marker); “Hitherto Hath The Lord Helped Us” (a few steps from this marker); Elisha Boudinot and General Lafayette (within shouting distance of this marker); First School Safety Patrol in America (within shouting distance of this marker); This Liberty Pole (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Wars of America (about 300 feet away); Historic Plane Tree (about 400 feet away); Philip Kearny (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newark.
 
Categories. African AmericansWar, World II
 
Archie Callahan Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 6, 2011
3. Archie Callahan Marker
Archie Callahan Marker (rear view) image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 6, 2011
4. Archie Callahan Marker (rear view)
Military Park can be seen in the background of the photo.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 8, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 583 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 8, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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