Moving boldly across the fire-swept terrain to an elevated area, he calmly disregarded repeated North Vietnamese attempts to direct upon him as he skillfully adjusted artillery fire and air strikes upon the hostile positions to within fifty meters of his own location and continued to direct the movement of his unit.
Accurately assessing the confusion that supporting arms was causing among the enemy soldiers, he raced across the fire-swept terrain to the right flank of his company and led an enveloping attack on the hostile unit's weakest point, routing the North Vietnamese unit and inflicting numerous casualties.
Some had speculated that Smith might have a role as an economic advisor in a theoretical Mc Cain administration. His other awards include "CEO of the Year 2004" by Chief Executive Magazine While CEO of Fed Ex in 2008, Frederick W.
Smith earned a total compensation of $10,434,589, which included a base salary of $1,430,466, a cash bonus of $2,705,000, stocks granted of $0, and options granted of $5,461,575. Smith earned a total compensation of $7,740,658, which included a base salary of $1,355,028, a cash bonus of $0, stocks granted of $0, options granted of $5,079,191, and other compensation totaling $1,306,439.
His aggressive tactics and calm presence of min [sic] under fire inspired all who observed him and were instrumental in his unit accounting for the capture of two hostile soldiers as well as numerous documents and valuable items of equipment.
By his courage, aggressive leadership and unfaltering devotion to duty at great personal risk, Lieutenant Smith upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and of the United States Naval Service." in venture capital.When Bush decided to replace Rumsfeld, Smith was offered the position again, but he declined in order to spend time with his terminally ill daughter.Smith was a supporter of Senator John Mc Cain's 2008 Presidential bid, and had been named Mc Cain's National Co-Chairman of his campaign committee. Business Hall of Fame in 1998 and to the SMEI Sales & Marketing Hall of Fame in 2000.In 2000, Smith was inducted into the International Air & Space Hall of Fame at the San Diego Air & Space Museum.In 2000, Smith made an appearance as himself in the Tom Hanks movie Cast Away, when Tom's character is welcomed back, which was filmed on location at Fed Ex's home facilities in Memphis, Tennessee. Bush while at Yale, after Bush's 2000 election, there was some speculation that Smith might be appointed to the Bush Cabinet as Defense Secretary.He was formerly chairman of the Board of Governors for the International Air Transport Association and the U. In addition, Smith was named 2006 Person of the Year by the French-American Chamber of Commerce. Smith was approached by Senator Bob Dole, who asked Smith for support in opening corporate doors for a new World War II memorial. His son, Arthur Smith, who played football at the University of North Carolina, is the offensive coordinator for the Tennessee Titans.This partnership resulted in Fed Ex sponsorship of the Joe Gibbs NASCAR racing team.As Lieutenant Smith led his men in an aggressive assault upon the enemy positions, the North Vietnamese force launched a determined counterattack, supported by mortars, on the Marines' left flank.Unhesitatingly rushing through the intense hostile fire to the position of heaviest contact, Lieutenant Smith fearlessly removed several casualties from the hazardous area and, shouting words of encouragement to his men, directed their fire upon the advancing enemy soldiers, successfully repulsing the hostile attack.He served two tours of duty in Vietnam, flying with pilots on over 200 combat missions.He was honorably discharged in 1969 with the rank of Captain, having received the Silver Star, the Bronze Star, and two Purple Hearts.