Frank Sutton (1923-1974) USA WW II. Distinguished himself by participating in 14 assault landings in the Pacific Theater including Leyte, Luzon, Bataan, and Corregidor. Is said to have earned a Bronze Star and Purple Heart. Best remembered for his role as Marine Gunnery Sgt. & Drill Instructor Vince Carter in the TV series “Gomer Pyle, USMC”. Ironically, Sutton tried to join the Marine Corps but couldn’t pass the physical, though he later earned a Black Belt in judo.

Frank Sutton (1923-1974) USA WW II. Distinguished himself by participating in 14 assault landings in the Pacific Theater including Leyte, Luzon, Bataan, and Corregidor. Is said to have earned a Bronze Star and Purple Heart. Best remembered for his role as Marine Gunnery Sgt. & Drill Instructor Vince Carter in the TV series “Gomer Pyle, USMC”. Ironically, Sutton tried to join the Marine Corps but couldn’t pass the physical, though he later earned a Black Belt in judo.

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Frank Sutton-Army-WW2-served in South Pacific, taking part in 14 assault landings. (Actor)

Frank Sutton-Army-WW2-served in South Pacific, taking part in 14 assault landings. (Actor)

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While serving in the U.S. Army in World War II, he distinguished himself by taking part in 14 assault landings, including Leyte, Luzon, Bata...

While serving in the U.S. Army in World War II, he distinguished himself by taking part in 14 assault landings, including Leyte, Luzon, Bata...

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Frank Spencer Sutton (1923 - 1974) died at 50. Sutton was an American actor best remembered for his role as Gunnery Sergeant Vince Carter on the CBS television series Gomer Pyle. On June 28, 1974, while preparing for a performance of the comedy Luv at the Beverly Barn Dinner Playhouse in Shreveport, Louisiana, Sutton died of a heart attack

Frank Spencer Sutton (1923 - 1974) died at 50. Sutton was an American actor best remembered for his role as Gunnery Sergeant Vince Carter on the CBS television series Gomer Pyle. On June 28, 1974, while preparing for a performance of the comedy Luv at the Beverly Barn Dinner Playhouse in Shreveport, Louisiana, Sutton died of a heart attack

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Frank Sutton, Actor: Gomer Pyle: USMC. As the brash and bruising tough guy with wide, flaring nostrils, compact features and boorish, bullying personality, you could have placed bets that anyone who had the guts to go nose-to-nose against crew cut-wearing badger Frank Sutton had better be one tough order. Nope. Far from it. Sutton's most feared, ulcer-inducing on-camera nemesis would be none other than one of TV's gentlest souls ever-...

Frank Sutton, Actor: Gomer Pyle: USMC. As the brash and bruising tough guy with wide, flaring nostrils, compact features and boorish, bullying personality, you could have placed bets that anyone who had the guts to go nose-to-nose against crew cut-wearing badger Frank Sutton had better be one tough order. Nope. Far from it. Sutton's most feared, ulcer-inducing on-camera nemesis would be none other than one of TV's gentlest souls ever-...

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FRANK SUTTON SERGEANT CARTER | Flickriver: Photoset 'Frank Sutton as Sgt. Vince Carter.' by ...

FRANK SUTTON SERGEANT CARTER | Flickriver: Photoset 'Frank Sutton as Sgt. Vince Carter.' by ...

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Created by Aaron Ruben.  With Jim Nabors, Frank Sutton, Ronnie Schell, Roy Stuart. The misadventures of a bumbling Marine named Gomer Pyle.

Created by Aaron Ruben. With Jim Nabors, Frank Sutton, Ronnie Schell, Roy Stuart. The misadventures of a bumbling Marine named Gomer Pyle.

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