Gomer Pyle was a sweet but not too smart Marine from Mayberry, North Carolina who was stationed at Camp Henderson near Los Angeles, California. Gomer's innocence, naivete and low-key demeanor often got him into trouble, most frequently at the hands of his loud-mouthed superior, Sgt. Carter. Duke, Frankie, Lester and Larry were some of Gomer's pals and fellow enlisted men at Camp Henderson, and Lou Anne Poovie was his sometimes girlfriend. Written by
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Camp Henderson, the setting for most episodes, is loosely based on Camp Pendleton in California. Camp Pendleton is, however, a much larger military installation than one would gather from the modest back lot simulation used for shooting purposes. 100,000 marines and civilian personnel are presently stationed at Camp Pendleton, and no commanding officer of Camp Pendleton has ever held a rank lower than that of lieutenant general. See more »
Throughout season 1, the length of Sgt. Carter's career in the Marines varies from 14 years to 16 years. See more »
i'm in the service also and the last person was wrong on his commits. after seeing the stuff i've seen in the navy and marine corp (no offence to the marines ) i would totally believe that show the other person was talking about even sergant bilko is more believeable now. if you know anything about gomer pyle they made the show funny but it did have some real points to it the did not intend to make fun of the marines they intended to have fun with the marines.i wish this show would of lasted well into the 70's and possible the 80's 4 star in my book.
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