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Highland Falls in Orange County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Abrams Gate

Named in Honor of General Creighton W. Abrams

 

U.S. Military Academy Class of 1936

 
Abrams Gate Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, June 15, 2009
1. Abrams Gate Marker
Inscription.
Born September 15, 1914 Died September 4, 1974
A hard-fighting World War II tank battalion commander, General Abrams led armored forces through France, relieved encircled American soldiers at Bastogne, and spearheaded Patton's Third Army drive into Germany. Throughout a distinguished career, he commanded regimental, division, corps, and field army forces. General Abrams managed the buildup for the Vietnam War and served as overall commander during the difficult final years of that conflict. Appointed Chief of Staff, he revitalized the spirit of the Army, leading the way for increased combat power, modernization, highest professional standards, and the volunteer force.

Commander, 37th Tank Battalion 1943-45
Combat Command Commander, 4th Armored Division 1945
Commander, 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment 1951-52
Commander, 3rd Armored Division 1960-62
Commander, V Corps 1963-64
Commander, Military Assistance Command, Vietnam 1968-72
Chief of Staff, U.S. Army 1972-74
 
Location. 41° 22.371′ N, 73° 57.816′ W. Marker is in Highland Falls, New York, in Orange County. Marker is on Main Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. At the entrance to the U.S.
Abrams Gate Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, June 15, 2009
2. Abrams Gate Marker
Military Academy Visitors Center. Marker is in this post office area: Highland Falls NY 10928, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Army Mule (within shouting distance of this marker); Iranian Hostage Reunion (within shouting distance of this marker); Capt. Molly Corbin (within shouting distance of this marker); Warner Sisters (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Andre Cavaro Lucas (about 400 feet away); USMA Iraq and Afghanistan Deaths (about 500 feet away); The Long Gray Line (about 500 feet away); Buttermilk Falls (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Highland Falls.
 
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Tank at Abrams Gate image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, June 15, 2009
3. Tank at Abrams Gate
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey. This page has been viewed 762 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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