Creighton Williams Abrams Jr. (September 15, 1914 – September 4, 1974) was a United States Army general who commanded military operations in the Vietnam War from 1968 to 1972. He was then Chief of Staff of the United States Army from 1972 until his death in 1974.
Creighton Williams Abrams, Jr., (born September 15, 1914, Springfield, Massachusetts, U.S.—died September 4, 1974, Washington, D.C.), American army officer who was one of the most aggressive and effective tank commanders during World War II.
The Way of the Soldier: Remembering General Creighton Abrams. Creighton Abrams was something quite rare in the military profession, a man of tactical and strategic brilliance, personal bravery and integrity of the highest order, and inspiring leadership who was also compassionate, modest and wise.
Creighton Abrams served as chief of staff of the US Army until his death on September 4, 1974. He’d always been a heavy smoker, and it eventually caught up with him. He was only 59-years-old, and passed away from complications during a surgery intended to remove a cancerous lung.
Colonel Creighton Abrams at the Battle of the Bulge. Relieving weary paratroopers of an epic eight-day siege at Bastogne, Colonel Abrams became one of the heroes of the Battle of the Bulge.
Creighton Williams Abrams Jr. (September 15, 1914 – September 4, 1974) was a general in the United States Army who commanded military operations in the Vietnam War from 1968 to 1972 which saw U.S. troop strength in Vietnam fall from a peak of 543,000 to 49,000. He served as Chief of Staff of the...
He was the Army Chief of Staff from 12 October 1972 to 4 September 1974. As Chief of Staff, Abrams led the Army in the final stages of the Vietnam War, supervised force reductions, and oversaw organizational restructuring. He died while in office, on 4 September 1974, in Washington, D.C.
Abrams, Creighton W. (1914–1974), one of the leading American generals of the twentieth century.From a humble background, in Springfield, Massachusetts, he earned an appointment to West Point in 1932 and graduated in the famous class in 1936 that produced 60 wartime generals.
Creighton Abrams (1914-1974) was a US Army general who served as commander of Military Assistance Command, Vietnam (MACV) and later as Army chief of staff. Abrams was born into a working-class family from Agawam, rural Massachusetts. He attended the military academy at West Point, graduating in 1936.
ABRAMS, Creighton William, Jr. (b. 15 September 1914 in Springfield, Massachusetts; d. 4 September 1974 in Washington, D.C.), army officer who commanded U.S. forces in Vietnam from 1968 to 1972. Abrams was the oldest of three children born to Creighton William Abrams, a railroad repairman, and Nellie Randall, a homemaker.