Andrew’s parents arranged for an aviation scholarship fund, in Andrew’s memory.
Date of birth: 23 September 1947 Date tour began: 12 September 1969 Date of casualty: 23 October 1969 Home of record: Lake Oswego, Oregon Branch and Rank: Army Reserve, Warrant Officer Unit: 101st Airborne Division, 4th Battalion, 77th Artillery, A Battery Awards: National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal Location of name on the Vietnam Wall: 17W, 107 Location of service: South Vietnam, Thua Thien province Died through non-hostile action - air crash on land. A detailed description of the crash is described here: https://www.vhpa.org/KIA/incident/691023201ACD.HTM.
Schools attended: Lake Oswego High School, Southern Oregon College, Oregon State University Burial location: Riverview Cemetery Mausoleum Memorials: Vietnam Veterans Memorial (Washington, DC), Oregon Vietnam Veterans Memorial (Portland), Veterans Memorial Coliseum (Portland)
The Oregonian, Tuesday, October 28, 1969 Officer Dies in Vietnam LAKE OSWEGO (Special) – Warrant Officer Andrew J. Abramson, 22, of 17253 SW Kelok Road was killed in Vietnam, the Defense Department said Monday. Abramson, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley L. Abramson, died in a helicopter crash. He attended Lake Oswego schools and had finished two years as a liberal arts student at Oregon State University. In mid-summer, 1968, he enlisted in the Army and spent a year in training as a helicopter pilot before he was sent to Vietnam. Besides his parents, he is survived by his sister, Peggy Anne Thompson, Washington, D.C.
The Oregonian, Friday, October 31, 1969 Andrew J. Abramson Military funeral for WO Andrew J. Abramson, 22, 17253 Kelok Road, Lake Oswego, will be 11 a.m. Saturday in Lake Oswego Methodist Church. WO Abramson, a native of Orange, Tex., was a 1966 graduate of Lake Oswego High School. He attended Southern Oregon College and Oregon State University. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in July, 1968, and was made a warrant officer following helicopter pilot training at Fort Rucker, Ala. He was killed Oct. 23 in the crash of a Cobra AH-2=16 in which he was flying as copilot in Vietnam. He arrived in Vietnam in September. He had been attached to the 101st Airborne Division. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Stanley L. Abramson and a grandmother, Fey J. Circle, all of Lake Oswego, and a sister, Peggy Ann Thompson, Laurel, Md. The family suggests remembrances be contributions to the Andrew Abramson Aviation Scholarship Fund, in care of the Community Bank, Lake Oswego. Commital will be in Riverview Cemetery Mausoleum.