He commanded the 63d Tank Battalion part of the 1st Infantry Division in Europe (1949–1951). Following the election of President Richard Nixon Abrams began implementing the Nixon Doctrine referred to as Vietnamization. World War II
During World War II he served with the 4th Armored Division initially as regimental adjutant (June 1941 - June 1942) then as a battalion commander (July 1942 - March 1943) and regiment executive officer (March 1943 - September 1943) with the US 37th Armor Regiment.
The IG Farben building was also named after him from 1975 to 1995. troop strength in Vietnam fall from a peak of 543000 to 49000. Creighton Williams Abrams Jr.