- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Leutnant der Reserve (2nd Lieutenant of Reserves)
- Führer 2. / Panzer-Grenadier-Regiment 13 / 5.Panzer-Division
- Awarded on:
- January 20th, 1944
Awarded for his actions on the 08.12.1943 during the fighting west of Retschiza. On this day, following a four-hour artillery barrage, the Soviets launched a major attack against the sector of the I./Pz.Gren.Rgt. 13 at around 08:00. At this time Leutnant Abraham and his 40 men were defending on the Bataillon’s right flank, and here they held off attack after attack for three-and-a-half hours despite having all rearward connections cut off by broken-in Soviet forces. Abraham only break out to the rear at around midday while also taking along all his wounded soldiers. After this he went over to a counterattack with a reserve Kompanie that had arrived in the meantime. This counterattack would result in success, however Abraham himself would be fatally shot during the conclusion of this engagement.