US Army GeneralDied when: 59 years 354 days (719 months)
Star Sign: Virgo
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, which saw United States troop strength in South Vietnam reduced from a peak of 543,000 to 49,000.
He was then Chief of Staff of the United States Army from 1972 until his death.In 1980, the United States Army named its then new main battle tank, the M1 Abrams, after him.
The IG Farben building in Germany was also named after Abrams from 1975 to 1995.