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Charles Abbott Harker, Jr. Marker image, Touch for more information
By Don Morfe, May 3, 2016
Charles Abbott Harker, Jr. Marker
New Jersey (Union County), Cranford — Charles Abbott Harker, Jr.
First Lieutenant, USAF F-84 Pilot, 311th Fighter Bomber Sq., 56th Fighter-Bomber Gp.

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, . . . — Map (db m94498) WM

New Jersey (Union County), Cranford — Crane Farm and Village Home Site
. . . — Map (db m32992) HM
New Jersey (Union County), Cranford — Crane’s Mills
During the bitter winter of 1779 – 1780 troops of General Washington’s Army were cantoned at Crane’s Mills Here, General William Irvine established headquarters of the Forward Defense Line January 1, 1780 Placed by Crane’s Ford Chapter . . . — Map (db m54923) HM
New Jersey (Union County), Cranford — Lest We ForgetMIA and POW Memorial
This memorial is in remembrance and honor of all our nation’s MIA’s and POW’s. The circular design represents our never ending hope for their return. The dates on the sides represent the major wars and conflicts in which our country has been involved — Map (db m94494) WM
New Jersey (Union County), Cranford — Purple Heart Memorial
Dedicated to the recipients of this nation’s oldest military decoration “The Purple Heart”

Combat Wounded Veterans-1782 Military Order of the Purple Heart 1932.

My stone is red for the blood they shed. The medal I bear is my . . . — Map (db m94491) WM

New Jersey (Union County), Cranford — Roll of Honor
This tablet erected by the citizens of Cranford in honor of the men who made the supreme sacrifice.

Vietnam Conflict Marcus Anderson • Raymond John Ashnault • William T. Donnelly, Jr. • Dean Joseph Elichko • Edward J. Gallagher, Jr. • Donald . . . — Map (db m94495) WM

New Jersey (Union County), Cranford — Site of Crane’s Ford
This tablet marks the site of Crane’s Ford, so called in Revolutionary War times. Here Light Horsemen guarded while General Washington’ Army was encamped at Morristown.

Cranford derives its name from the ford.

Erected July 4th 1929 . . . — Map (db m94487) WM


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