Abraham Kritzman, son of Meir and Yocheved, was born on May 6, 1912 in Chicago. When he was 9 years old, the family made aliya and settled in Tel Aviv.
Abraham studied at the Tachkamoni School, later moving to and working in Ben Shement. He married in 1941 and was drafted into the British Army in 1942, transferring to the US Army in which he served until 1945.
When the War of Independence began, Abraham was drafted on May 25, 1948 and served in various communications posts.
On June 11, 1948 (the day before the first truce) he was sent to repel an enemy attack on Tzrifin. When communications ceased during the fighting, he fought until he was shot and killed. He was buried in the Nachlat Yitzchak cemetery that same day.