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John Nelson Abrams

Date of birth: September 3, 1946
Place of Birth: Maine, Cumberland

The son of former Army Chief of Staff Creighton W. Abrams, Jr., and brother of 4-Star General Robert B. Abrams, John Abrams was commissioned through Officer Candidate School in 1966, and earned two Silver Stars in Vietnam. He retired as a U.S. Army General.

AWARDS AND CITATIONS

Army Distinguished Service Medal

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Awarded for actions during the Peace Time Awards

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: General John Nelson Abrams, United States Army, was awarded the Army Distinguished Service Medal for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States.

Service: Army

Rank: General

Army Distinguished Service Medal

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Awarded for actions during the Global War on Terror

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: General John Nelson Abrams, United States Army, was awarded a Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu of a Second Award of the Army Distinguished Service Medal for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, culminating as Commanding General, Training and Doctrine Command, from 1998 to 2002.

Action Date: 1998 - 2002

Service: Army

Rank: General

Silver Star

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Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: First Lieutenant (Infantry) John Nelson Abrams, United States Army, was awarded the Silver Star for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action against the enemy in connection with military operations involving conflict with an armed hostile force in the Republic of Vietnam, while serving with as Commander of an Armored Cavalry Troop from 1968 to 1969.

Action Date: Vietnam War

Service: Army

Rank: First Lieutenant

Silver Star

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Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: First Lieutenant (Infantry) John Nelson Abrams, United States Army, was awarded a Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu of a Second Award of the Silver Star for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action against the enemy in connection with military operations involving conflict with an armed hostile force in the Republic of Vietnam, while serving with as Commander of an Armored Cavalry Troop from 1968 to 1969.

Action Date: Vietnam War

Service: Army

Rank: First Lieutenant

Legion of Merit

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Awarded for actions during the Peace Time Awards

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: General John Nelson Abrams, United States Army, was awarded the Legion of Merit for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services to the Government of the United States.

Service: Army

Rank: General

Legion of Merit

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Awarded for actions during the Peace Time Awards

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: General John Nelson Abrams, United States Army, was awarded a Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu of a Second Award of the Legion of Merit for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services to the Government of the United States.

Service: Army

Rank: General

Legion of Merit

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Awarded for actions during the Peace Time Awards

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: General John Nelson Abrams, United States Army, was awarded a Second Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu of a Third Award of the Legion of Merit for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services to the Government of the United States.

Service: Army

Rank: General