Abrams Gate

Abrams Gate (HMD6B)

Location: Highland Falls, NY 10928 Orange County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 22.371', W 73° 57.816'

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Named in Honor of General Creighton W. Abrams

— U.S. Military Academy Class of 1936 —

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
HM NumberHMD6B
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Date Added Sunday, September 28th, 2014 at 11:33pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 586670 N 4580666
Decimal Degrees41.37285000, -73.96360000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 22.371', W 73° 57.816'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 22' 22.26" N, 73° 57' 48.96" W
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Area Code(s)845
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 156-194 W Point Hwy, Highland Falls NY 10928, US
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