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 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
You may have seen the video of a Vince Carter dunking the other day at the age of 37! You have to remember that VC was drafted as the 5th pick of the 1st round of the 1998 NBA draft (1998 Bill Clinton was still president and did not have sexual relations with that woman!).