Fort Leavenworth in Leavenworth County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
General Creighton W. Abrams
USMA Class of 1936
Brilliant, daring tactician -
Co 37th Tank BN, Europe 1944-45
Talented, intelligent, hardworking -
Chief of Staff, I, X, and [sic] Corps,
Indomitable, sensitive, straightforward -
Asst. Chief of Staff, Civil Affairs,
Mississippi 1962, Alabama 1963
Innovator, trainer, soldier-diplomat -
US commander Republic of Vietnam 1968-72
Builder, organizer, leader -
Chief of Staff, USA 1972-74
"Too briefly he touched the soul of the Army and gave it better insight into its frailties, he left behind an Army that is the spiritual and physical superior of the one he inherited."
It is to the memory of this uncommon man that Abrams Loop is dedicated in 1979, marking the 152nd year of Fort Leavenworth.
Erected 1979 by the Fort Leavenworth Historical Society.
Location. 39° 20.621′ N, 94° 54.929′ W. Marker is in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, in Leavenworth County. Marker is on Stimson Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is on the grounds of the Lewis and Clark Center. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Leavenworth KS 66027, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this Captain Meriwether Lewis (within shouting distance of this marker); Captain William Clark (within shouting distance of this marker); The United States Army Command and General Staff College (within shouting distance of this marker); The Buffalo Soldier Monument (approx. ¼ mile away); General Roscoe Robinson Jr. (approx. 0.3 miles away); BG Benjamin H. Grierson (approx. 0.3 miles away); 555th Parachute Infantry Company (approx. 0.3 miles away); General Colin L. Powell (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Leavenworth.
More about this marker. Public access to the post is possible with proper identification, subject to U.S. Army regulations.
Also see . . .
1. Creighton W. Abrams at Wikipedia. (Submitted on July 12, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Creighton W. Abrams Bio. (Submitted on July 12, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Creighton W. Abrams Facts. (Submitted on July 12, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • Patriots & Patriotism • War, Korean • War, Vietnam • War, World II •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 294 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.