Duke later returned to Camp Henderson and succeeded Boyle as Carter's second in command.
Today’s Top Stories | Today’s Weather Forecast Welcome to WTIC News Talk 1080 on CBSConnecticut.com!Breaking News, Sports, Traffic and Weather – the features you’ve come to trust from are all here.However, he wears the World War II Victory ribbon which was awarded to the Armed Forces through Dec. In the episode "Old Man Carter" (season 1, episode 24), aired on 26 February 1965, he is said to be 35 years old.However, at the end of the show, Gomer discovers Carter subtracted incorrectly and was actually 36 years old, and not 35 as he believed.Corporal Boyle left the show following the fourth season.
Lou-Ann Poovie is Gomer's girlfriend throughout most of the series.This would put him at the age of 18 when he joined.In the second episode he reveals that he has earned five Good Conduct medals, was cited for bravery in Korea and has had three honor platoons in a row. Ribbons of Decoration Worn By PFC Gomer Pyle USMC Good Conduct National Defense Service Private First Class Gomer Pyle is the main character throughout the series. He was born and raised on May 4, 1928, in Wichita, Kansas, in a town not far from Leavenworth. The plots of the episodes often grew out of the contentious relationship between Pyle and his stern NCO, Sergeant Carter. Carter is Gomer's stern, yet soft at heart (as shown in season 3,episode 10 Cold Nose, Warm Heart), drill instructor.Tubing is one thing and old fashioned sledding is another.