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Service Status
Not Specified
Last Rank
Colonel
Service Years
1948 - 1967
MOS
9907-Colonel, Naval Aviator/Naval Flight Officer
Home State
New Jersey

Pilot Wings
Rifle ExpertPistol Expert

Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Vietnam, North
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall Coordinates
30E 083 / Section 64 Site 7138
Nov 25, 1967
Purple Heart
Criteria
The Purple Heart may be awarded to any member of the Armed Forces of the United States who, while serving under competent authority in any capacity with one of the Armed Forces, has been wounded, kill... More
Comments
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1968
Air Medal
Criteria
The Air Medal may be awarded to individuals who, while serving in any capacity with the Armed Forces, distinguish themselves by heroism, outstanding achievement, or by meritorious service while partic... More
Comments
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1968
Vietnam Service Medal
Criteria
The Vietnam Service Medal was awarded to members of the Armed Forces of the United States who served at any time between July 4, 1965, and March 28, 1973, in Vietnam or its contiguous waters or airspa... More
Comments
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1968
Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal
Criteria
This medal is awarded to members of the Armed Forces of the United States who: 1. Served for 6 months in South Vietnam during the period 1 Mar 61 and 28 Mar 73; or 2. Served outside the geographical l... More
Comments
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1968
Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (1967-68)
Description
This campaign was from 1 June 1967 to 29 January 1968.The conflict in South Vietnam remains basically unchanged. As Operation JUNCTION CITY ended, elements of the U.S. 1st and 25th Infantry Divisions,... More
1967 - 1968
Service to 1967
VMA(AW)-242
VMA(AW)-242
Rank
Colonel
Location
North Vietnam - Vietnam
MOS
9907-Colonel, Naval Aviator/Naval Flight Officer
Comments
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1967 - 1967
MAG-11/H&MS-11
MAG-11/H&MS-11
Rank
Lieutenant Colonel
Location
DaNang - Vietnam
Comments
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1967 - 1967
H&MS 14
H&MS 14
Rank
Lieutenant Colonel
Location
MCAS Cherry Point - North Carolina
MOS
9907-Colonel, Naval Aviator/Naval Flight Officer
Comments
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1966 - 1967
Navy Cross
Criteria
The Navy Cross may be awarded to any person who, while serving with the Navy or Marine Corps, distinguishes himself in action by extraordinary heroism not justifying an award of the Medal of Honor.
Comments
Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Navy Cross (Posthumously) to Colonel [then Lieutenant Colonel ] Lewis Herbert Abra... 
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1967
Distinguished Flying Cross
Criteria
The Distinguished Flying Cross may be awarded to military members who, while serving in any capacity with the Armed Forces, distinguish themselves by heroism or outstanding achievement while participa... More
Comments
Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Lieutenant Colonel Lewis Herbert Abrams, United States Marine Corps, was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross (Posthumously) f... 
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1967
Air Medal
Criteria
The Air Medal may be awarded to individuals who, while serving in any capacity with the Armed Forces, distinguish themselves by heroism, outstanding achievement, or by meritorious service while partic... More
Comments
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1967
Air Medal
Criteria
The Air Medal may be awarded to individuals who, while serving in any capacity with the Armed Forces, distinguish themselves by heroism, outstanding achievement, or by meritorious service while partic... More
Comments
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1967
Combat Action Ribbon
Criteria
The Combat Action Ribbon is a personal decoration awarded to members of the Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard (when operating under the control of the Navy) in the grade of captain (or colonel in th... More
Description
Description Pending
1967
Vietnam Civil Actions Unit Citation
Criteria
The unit citation of the Republic of Vietnam Civil Actions Medal was awarded certain units by the Vietnamese government for meritorious service during the period 1 March 1961 to 28 March 1974.
Description
Description Pending
1967
Republic of Korea War Service Medal
Criteria
Criteria for award of the Republic of Korea Korean War Service Medal (ROK KWSM) have been established by the ROK government. To qualify for the medal, the veteran must have: Served between the outbrea... More
Comments
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1967
VMA(AW)-533
VMA(AW)-533
Rank
Major
Location
Cherry Point NC - United States
MOS
7511-Pilot VMA (AW) A-6E Qualified
Comments
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1966 - 1966
H&S Bn Henderson Hall (HQMC)/C Co
H&S Bn Henderson Hall (HQMC)/C Co
Rank
Major
Comments
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1963 - 1966
HQ Co, 9th Marine Regiment
HQ Co, 9th Marine Regiment
Rank
Major
Location
Okinawa - Japan
Comments
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1962 - 1963
HQ Bn, 3rd Marine Division/HQ Co
HQ Bn, 3rd Marine Division/HQ Co
Rank
Major
Location
Quantico VA - United States
Comments
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1961 - 1962
US Navy/Naval Air Advanced Training Command, NAS,
US Navy/Naval Air Advanced Training Command, NAS,
Rank
Captain
Location
MAD Corpus Christi TX - United States
Comments
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1959 - 1961
National Defense Service Medal (2001-Present))
Criteria
The National Defense Service Medal is awarded for honorable active service as a member of the Armed Forces during the Korean War, Vietnam War, the war against Iraq in the Persian Gulf, and for service... More
Comments
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1961
VMFA-232
VMFA-232
Rank
Captain
MOS
7302-Pilot VMF
Comments
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1957 - 1959
Naval Aviation Schools Command (NASC), Pensacola, FL
Naval Aviation Schools Command (NASC), Pensacola, FL
Rank
First Lieutenant
Location
Pensacola FL - United States
MOS
7302-Pilot VMF
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1955 - 1957
H&S Bn MCB Quantico
H&S Bn MCB Quantico
Rank
First Lieutenant
Location
Quantico VA - United States
Comments
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1954 - 1955
2nd Bn, 5th Marine Regiment (2/5)/D Co
2nd Bn, 5th Marine Regiment (2/5)/D Co
Rank
First Lieutenant
Comments
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1954 - 1954
5th Marine Regiment/4.2 Mortar Co
5th Marine Regiment/4.2 Mortar Co
Rank
First Lieutenant
MOS
0302-Infantry Officer
Comments
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1953 - 1954
3rd Marine Regiment/1st Bn, 3rd Marine Regiment (1/3)
3rd Marine Regiment/1st Bn, 3rd Marine Regiment (1/3)
Rank
First Lieutenant
MOS
0301-Basic Infantry Officer
Comments
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1951 - 1953
Combat Action Ribbon
Criteria
The Combat Action Ribbon is a personal decoration awarded to members of the Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard (when operating under the control of the Navy) in the grade of captain (or colonel in th... More
Description
Description Pending
1953
Korean War
Description
The Korean War; 25 June 1950 – 27 July 1953) began when North Korea invaded South Korea. The United Nations, with the United States as the principal force, came to the aid of South Korea. China came t... More
1950 - 1953
Platoon Leaders Class (PLC)
Platoon Leaders Class (PLC)
Rank
Second Lieutenant
Location
Quantico VA - United States
MOS
0301-Basic Infantry Officer
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1948 - 1951
Service from 1948
Air Medal
Criteria
The Air Medal may be awarded to individuals who, while serving in any capacity with the Armed Forces, distinguish themselves by heroism, outstanding achievement, or by meritorious service while partic... More
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0
Air Medal
Criteria
The Air Medal may be awarded to individuals who, while serving in any capacity with the Armed Forces, distinguish themselves by heroism, outstanding achievement, or by meritorious service while partic... More
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0
Air Medal
Criteria
The Air Medal may be awarded to individuals who, while serving in any capacity with the Armed Forces, distinguish themselves by heroism, outstanding achievement, or by meritorious service while partic... More
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0
Air Medal
Criteria
The Air Medal may be awarded to individuals who, while serving in any capacity with the Armed Forces, distinguish themselves by heroism, outstanding achievement, or by meritorious service while partic... More
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0
Navy Presidential Unit Citation
Criteria
The Presidential Unit Citation may be awarded to units of the Armed Forces of the United States and cobelligerent nations for extraordinary heroism in action against an armed enemy occurring on or aft... More
Description
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Navy Unit Commendation
Criteria
The Navy Unit Commendation may be awarded by the Secretary of the Navy to any unit of the Navy or Marine Corps that distinguishes itself by outstanding heroism in action against an enemy (but not suff... More
Description
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National Defense Service Medal (2001-Present))
Criteria
The National Defense Service Medal is awarded for honorable active service as a member of the Armed Forces during the Korean War, Vietnam War, the war against Iraq in the Persian Gulf, and for service... More
Comments
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0
Korea Service Medal
Criteria
To be eligible for this medal, the Service member must have: Served between the outbreak of hostilities (June 25, 1950) and the date the armistice was signed (July 27, 1953); Been on permanent assignm... More
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Korea Service Medal
Criteria
To be eligible for this medal, the Service member must have: Served between the outbreak of hostilities (June 25, 1950) and the date the armistice was signed (July 27, 1953); Been on permanent assignm... More
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Vietnam Service Medal
Criteria
The Vietnam Service Medal was awarded to members of the Armed Forces of the United States who served at any time between July 4, 1965, and March 28, 1973, in Vietnam or its contiguous waters or airspa... More
Comments
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0
Vietnam Service Medal
Criteria
The Vietnam Service Medal was awarded to members of the Armed Forces of the United States who served at any time between July 4, 1965, and March 28, 1973, in Vietnam or its contiguous waters or airspa... More
Comments
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0
Korean Presidential Unit Citation
Criteria
The Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation is a military unit award issued by the government of South Korea to both South Korean and foreign military units.
Description
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Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation
Criteria
The Republic of Vietnam Meritorious Unit Citation (Gallantry Cross Colors) was authorized to be worn by units individually cited for service in military operations in support of the government of Sout... More
Description
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United Nations Service Medal (Korea)
Criteria
The United Nations Korean Medal was generally awarded for any period of service while assigned as a member of the Armed Forces dispatched to Korea or adjacent areas for service on behalf of the United... More
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