Callahan, Archie, Jr., S2c

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Last Rank
Seaman Second Class
Last Primary NEC
MATT-0000-Mess Attendant
Last Rating/NEC Group
Mess Attendant
Primary Unit
1940-1941, MATT-0000, USS Oklahoma (BB-37)
Service Years
1940 - 1941
MATT- Mess Attendant
Seaman Second Class

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Home State
New Jersey
New Jersey
Year of Birth
Not Specified
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Newark, NJ
Last Address
75 Somerset St
Newark, NJ

Casualty Date
Dec 07, 1941
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Torpedoed
Location
Hawaii
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Court 5 (cenotaph)

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Last Known Activity

Archie Callahan of 75 Somerset St., Newark, NJ, was born in 1922, attended Monmouth Street School and Boys Vocational on Sussex Avenue and graduated from Central High School.
 
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 December 7, 1941. A telegram in mid-December reported the youth missing, followed by a second one on February 12 officially reporting his death. 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.
 
On December 7, 2017, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Office accounted for S2c Callahan's remains.
   
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Service number: 2238062
 
   
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 Duty Stations
NAVSTA Norfolk, VAUS Navy
  1940-1940, AS-0000, NAVSTA Norfolk, VA
  1940-1941, MATT-0000, USS Oklahoma (BB-37)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1941 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Attack on Pearl Harbor
 Other News, Events and Photographs
 
  USS Oklahoma Memorial - Pearl Harbor, Hawaii2
  Dec 07, 2017, Remains accounted for
  Dec 13, 2017, General Photos
 Military Association Memberships
Pearl Harbor FallenThe National Gold Star Family RegistryWorld War II FallenUnited States Navy Memorial
The National Purple Heart Hall of HonorWW II Memorial National Registry
  2017, Pearl Harbor Fallen
  2017, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2017, World War II Fallen
  2017, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2017, The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor [Verified]
  2017, WW II Memorial National Registry
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