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President, United States Fastener Corporation

Citation for Merit



Citation for exceptional and outstanding service to the community of Detroit is hereby made to Mr. Frank R. Gerbig, Sr., industrialist, public official, lay apostle and foreign missionary.

Mr. Gerbig, founder and president of United States Fastener Corporation, past president of the City of Detroit Department of Public Welfare, board member of ten Catholic organizations, he has also accompanied Bishop Fulton on missionary trips to South America and Europe.

Confidant of Bishops, Cardinals, known personally in Vatican circles, Mr. Gerbig’s personal and professional career has lent direction to Catholic ideals and accomplishments.  He brings to the President’s Council concerns for the common man interpreted against a framework of global perspective.

His dedication and selfless devotion to causes of human want must be singled out for special recognition.

Mercy College of Detroit cites with considerable pride the devotedness of this dedication laborer and wishes him length of days in his chosen calling of charity.

Awarded the second day of June 1965.

Mercy College of Detroit

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