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R. Lee Ermey Dead @ age 74

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posted on Apr, 15 2018 @ 08:53 PM
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LA Times

So sad, no words.

Great actor, friendly guy.

Another great one has left.




posted on Apr, 15 2018 @ 08:56 PM
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RIP Gunny!
You were a damn hoot!



posted on Apr, 15 2018 @ 08:58 PM
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originally posted by: Cygnis
LA Times

So sad, no words.

Great actor, friendly guy.

Another great one has left.


Sucks. Star of one of the most memorable scenes in movie history. I doubt anyone will play a drill Sargent as well as he did.



posted on Apr, 15 2018 @ 08:59 PM
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originally posted by: Cygnis
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So sad, no words.

Great actor, friendly guy.

Another great one has left.


What is this Mickey Mouse sh*t?




edit on 15-4-2018 by Edumakated because: (no reason given)



posted on Apr, 15 2018 @ 09:02 PM
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What Is Your Major Malfunction Soldier ? Rest In Peace ....At Ease........



posted on Apr, 15 2018 @ 09:02 PM
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Man, this is a major loss. He will be missed.



posted on Apr, 15 2018 @ 09:03 PM
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Sad thing to read..
Till Valhalla Gunny.

Raise a toast ladies and gentlemen...




posted on Apr, 15 2018 @ 09:09 PM
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a reply to: Cygnis

Loved him.. R.I.P.


When he was a Drill Instructor.



The guy had a Bad @SS image. But when I met him, he was a down to earth guy. Surprisingly gentle handshake.

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posted on Apr, 15 2018 @ 09:26 PM
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a reply to: Edumakated

He wasn't acting. Legitimate drill instructor before acting.

RIP Gunny.



posted on Apr, 15 2018 @ 09:30 PM
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posted on Apr, 15 2018 @ 09:31 PM
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My employees uncle



posted on Apr, 15 2018 @ 09:35 PM
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Why, in the movie, do they call him Sir? In the UK a Sergeant is never called Sir, that is reserved for officers. A Sergeant hates being called Sir, they consider it an insult and will let you know in no uncertain terms. In the UK nobody can join the army as a Sergeant, it is a hard earned rank. People can join as an officer though. RIP Sarge.



posted on Apr, 15 2018 @ 09:45 PM
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Shut up, sir. Your questions are irrelevant sir. Sit down sir. Strap yourself in sir.

And never question anything again...


Posthumous promotion to brigadier general he deserves...
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posted on Apr, 15 2018 @ 09:48 PM
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Many great memories, loved his tv show also! God speed Gunny



posted on Apr, 15 2018 @ 09:50 PM
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a reply to: Cygnis

May he rest in peace, and find way more ammo in the afterlife.



posted on Apr, 15 2018 @ 10:00 PM
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Heard from the little lady first, and then I checked in again.
If this is true, then our Heavenly Commandant (only one star
above da earthly) must have given beloved Ronald permission.
To die, that is.
I felt bad today for a reason: just an hour ago I know why.

My scoutmaster, gym teacher in three out of four years in H.S.,
and wrestling head coach for two years besides could have
been SSGT Ermey's older brother. Still affording that good man
anonymity, he was a Mustang Captain in Korea, and I ain't worthy.
Go easy patŕon.



posted on Apr, 15 2018 @ 11:18 PM
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First movie I saw when I got out of bootcamp was Full Metal Jacket.

Semper Fi Mac.

RIP Gunny



posted on Apr, 15 2018 @ 11:20 PM
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originally posted by: LightSpeedDriver
Why, in the movie, do they call him Sir? In the UK a Sergeant is never called Sir, that is reserved for officers. A Sergeant hates being called Sir, they consider it an insult and will let you know in no uncertain terms. In the UK nobody can join the army as a Sergeant, it is a hard earned rank. People can join as an officer though. RIP Sarge.


Because it's boot camp.

In basic training or boot camp, you are not officially a member of the forces yet. So you call your DI Sir or Ma'am until you live through it. Because they are your only authority figure.

When I got through it, the first thing my DI told me is that I no longer had to call him Sir, if I did not wish to. Because when I graduated, I became a member. I was one of them. We were equal.

Hope that helped.

RIP Sir.. the world is a little less without you.

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posted on Apr, 15 2018 @ 11:56 PM
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awww, sad news. He just is the iconic drill sargent and always will be. RIP.



posted on Apr, 16 2018 @ 01:00 AM
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Not to mention if you're enlisted, it prepares you to interact with officers as well.

Customs and courtesy. (At least that's what the Air Force called it.)





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