The M1 Abrams is a third-generation American main battle tank and named for General Creighton Abrams.
Creighton Abrams was a commander of the U.S. Forces in the Vietnam War.
Creighton Abrams invaded Cambodia.
Even Americans admit that Invasion against Vietnam by the U.S. was wrong.
But, the U.S. names its Tanks after American General during the Vietnam War.
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.
Abrams was promoted to general in 1964 and appointed Vice Chief of Staff of the United States Army, but not before being seriously considered as a candidate for chief of staff.
Due to concerns about the conduct of the Vietnam War, he was appointed as deputy to his West Point classmate, General William Westmoreland, commander of the Military Assistance Command, Vietnam (MACV), in May 1967.
Abrams succeeded Westmoreland as COMUSMACV on June 10, 1968, although his tenure of command was not marked by the public optimism of his predecessors, who were prone to press conferences and public statements.
Newsweek magazine at the time of Abrams' appointment observed that its sources within the Lyndon Johnson administration had spoken at length with Abrams in the past and had come away convinced that the general would make few changes.
Indeed none of the strategy papers produced by Abrams on assuming command of MACV indicated the need for any change in U.S. strategy and U.S. forces continued large-scale operations to engage People's Army of Vietnam (PAVN) main force units including the Battle of Hamburger Hill in May 1969.
Abrams was also in charge of the Cambodian Incursion in 1970.