1960's Camp Pendleton

A Vietnam War veteran who was a friend of a girlfriend of mine mentioned hating the Gomer Pyle, U. S. M. C. show. My girlfriend only liked it for Jim Nabors’s singing. The show itself was filmed in part at Camp Pendleton, and the US Marines did allow their equipment to be used on the show.

I figured an M54A2 truck would have been likely used on that base sometime during that era. How would said truck be marked, since the AFV Club kit has no USMC markings?

Marines are not big on letting folks know much about the unit. At most a division shield and maybe a vehicle number.

Here is a little later with USMC and unit shipping code.