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.
A female Marine is simply a United States Marine who must uphold our highest standards of the few and the proud. One thing is for sure though, my Marine sisters have a rich legacy of overcoming obstacles and distinguishing themselves as war...
Described as the baddest Marine that ever lived... General Lewis B. "Chesty" Puller, having earned 5 Navy Crosses during his lifetime, he had a "never give up, kick the enemy in the ass" attitude... He is the other mascot of the Marines... OOH RAH!!!
What is boot camp like in the Marine Corps? Check out our week by week guide for what you can expect if you want to earn the title United States Marine. The USMC's boot camp is the longest of all the services.
Terrence S. “Steve” McQueen (1930-1980) PFC. U.S. Marine Corps 1947-50. He joined the Marines and was assigned to an armored unit but was rebellious and was demoted to PVT seven times. While serving on an Arctic exercise he saved the lives of 5 other Marines by pulling them from a tank before it broke through the ice and sank into the sea.