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Thought I would remind all mayberry fans to say a little prayer for Jim Nabors, Gomer, today. His heart surgery is today in Hawaii..Get well Gomer we will be thinking about you!

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Sending nothing but the best of thoughts out to Jim!

"Hang in there, Gomer! You'll be growing watermelons again for Colonel Gray and his wife in no time at all!" - The gang over in Company B

Thanks for posting this, hope he is doing well.  The videos are very interesting

 

Just checked his web site and from there, it is reported that the heart surgery went well !

1.) Real good to hear that Jim's surgery went well. Excellent news!

2.) Cool pic there, McBeevee!

Love this pic. Who's the man in the middle? I heard the Marines had a technical adviser on the set during filming to make sure everything was accurate and that no unflattering shadows would be cast upon the Corp. Wonder if that's him.

I don't know who the Marine is in the middle, but he is definately the real deal.  The Marines in the left are real deal too.  This was probably taken during the time they filmed the opening scene for the show.  Probably and Marine Corp Recruit Training Depot in San Diego, CA.

The Marine in the middle is a Senior Drill Instructor, they wear the black leather belts.  The Assistant DI's wear a web belt with the brass buckle bearing the Eagle Globe and Anchor.

Hard to see the ribbons in detail but I can definately make out that he is a Korean War Veteran.

I was in the Marines from '72 - 'end of '75.  One thing I appreciated about Gomer Pyle USMC was the attention to detail.  Although a comedy, the wearing of the uniform and military bearing was perfect to the T.  The protocal was also true to the Corps.  They did a great job of making the set and the actions very autentic with a twist of comedy.  I always loved this show and have it all on DVD !

 

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