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Vietnam War 1945–1975: FedEx and the Vietnam War

4 minutes 50 seconds

Did you know that Federal Express was inspired by the Vietnam War? In this rare interview on his wartime experiences, former Marine and FedEx CEO Frederick Smith describes what led him to create the innovative company after his return from combat.  

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Vietnam War 1945–1975. How did the Vietnam War define a generation? In our groundbreaking exhibition "The Vietnam War: 1945-1975," the New-York Historical Society examined the causes, progression, and consequences of one of the most controversial events of the 20th century. On view at New-York Historical from October 4, 2017 – April 22, 2018.  

Creative: Tronvig Group