He was 93 when he died yesterday. Known mostly for his role as Secretary of Defense and chief architect of the Vietnam war.
We should also remember him as one of the “whiz kids” hired by Henry Ford to save the company in post-World War II. He applied science and finacial discipline to the way Ford was managed and became the first non-Ford person to become president of the company. Weeks later he would resign and become part of John F. Kennedy’s administration.
If you have not seen “The Fog of War” , you should.