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Phone: (760) ***-****  HQ Phone
Email: b***@***.com
Local Address: Rancho Santa Fe, California, United States
Vanguard Industries, Inc.
2440 Impala Drive
Carlsbad, California 92010
United States

 
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Web References
Telluride Foundation - Board of Directors
www.telluridefoundation.org, 14 June 2012 [cached]
Bill Gershen Owner, Vanguard Industries
USO Board of Governors | USO
www.uso.org, 22 Jan 2013 [cached]
William M. Gershen President and Chief Executive Officer Vanguard Industries 
Telluride Foundation - Promoting Philanthropy in Telluride, CO - Email Newsletter
www.telluridefoundation.org, 1 Jan 2005 [cached]
The Grants Committee is comprised of Chairman Gerstle, Bill Gershen, Ron Gilmer, Dick Rodgers, Mary Rubadeau, Josh Sale and Susan Saint James.
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Bill Gershen
Events | Schubach Aviation
www.schubachaviation.com, 13 Jan 2011 [cached]
As one client put it, "Congratulations from one old Air Force pilot to another, who I taught to fly," joked Bill Gershen, CEO/President of Vanguard Industries and a Rancho Santa Fe resident.
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Jolane Crawford and Bill Gershen
Archived News Releases
www.armyhistory.org, 27 April 2009 [cached]
Mr. Bill Gershen, President/CEO, Vanguard Industries
Thanks to Mr. Bill Gershen of Rancho Santa Fe, California, the National Museum of the United States Army will be the repository of what is considered the most complete and historically relevant distinctive unit insignia collection in the country.
Gershen, President and CEO of the Vanguard Industries of Carlsbad, California, the country's largest supplier of military insignia for all the services, recently turned over the collection to Mr. Ken Smith-Christmas, the Museum's Director of Exhibits and Collections.
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As Vanguard's president and a former Air Force veteran with an abiding appreciation for military history, Gershen immediately recognized the historical significance of the collection of artifacts and its intriguing supporting materials. 
"When I heard the Army was building a National Army Museum I felt this collection, with its extensive historical documentation and implications, would be of tremendous interest to Museum visitors, historians, and collectors," Gershen said, adding that earlier he had provided the National Air Force Museum at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio with a historical collection of embroidered Air Force patches.
"This is the only collection of its kind in the world because it thoroughly and precisely records in detail the creation of the Army's entire heraldic distinguished unit insignia system," Gershen noted.  "Private collectors from all over made me many tempting offers to buy it, but I truly believe something this unique belongs only to the American public, to the US Army, and to those in the Army who are responsible for keeping an accurate and complete history of these valuable artifacts.  That's why I'm really happy to present the collection to the National Army Museum," he added.
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"Think of it-no other military museum in the country or the world will be able to document for the public or for military historians and collectors the intriguing details and compelling histories that went into the designs of the US Army's distinctive unit crests," Bennett said.  "We are truly indebted to Mr. Gershen for his extraordinary generosity.  His personal preference to share these priceless Army artifacts will create a strong and unparalleled Museum experience for our visitors."
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