TV Series | | Comedy, War
The misadventures of a bumbling U.S. Marine named Gomer Pyle.
Although the series had a military setting and the Vietnam War was going on at the time it originally aired, the war itself is never discussed.
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When wearing uniforms with ribbons, Carter often wears an Army Good Conduct Medal ribbon (which is awarded for serving at least two years or one year in combat). This is probably an homage to actor Frank Sutton's WWII Army service. However, he does not wear a Marine Corps Good Conduct Ribbon, which is authorized for three years of active service. As a Gunnery Sergeant and Drill Instructor, he would have served over 3 years active as a Marine, earning the award.