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R. Lee Ermey Dead @ age 74

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posted on Apr, 16 2018 @ 01:01 AM
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Heaven welcomes Marines with Full Honors.

Godspeed.

edit on 4/16/18 by GENERAL EYES because: grammar




posted on Apr, 16 2018 @ 01:11 AM
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When I was in boot camp at Lackland AFB, Our barracks CQ was on the first floor, down a hallway, between the male and female ends of the building. I was called down to report to some a##hole in a state troopers hat, lol jk...and there were four or five TI's (in '93 they were referred to as Training Instructors, not Drill Instructors) all sitting around watching Gunnery Sgt. Hartman tear Cowboy a new one inside the office. I will never forget how they were laughing their butts off at the part where Hartman inquires if it's ok for him to be in charge for a while. Lol.

Rest easy Gunny, you will be missed but never forgotten.



posted on Apr, 16 2018 @ 01:11 AM
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He did a series of shows about weaponry also.
Appeared a stand up guy rip.



posted on Apr, 16 2018 @ 01:25 AM
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''you kids taking drugs?''

Fella was awesome in Texas chainsaw massacre, scarier than leather face!

Rest in peace



posted on Apr, 16 2018 @ 03:17 AM
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He spoke some of the most memorable lines in movie history.Y'all know them all,if You don't you're living under enough a rock..So cool how He went from gunny sarge to a good actor,He had great charisma.Anyways RIP R.Lee Ermey..



posted on Apr, 16 2018 @ 03:19 AM
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Ermey was definitely an entertaining guy, I'll miss his work, for sure.

As others have mentioned, he also had a TV program about weaponry called Mail Call.

Here's a snippet of an out-take (language warning)



Rest in peace Chief, thanks for the laughs



posted on Apr, 16 2018 @ 09:29 AM
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originally posted by: Edumakated

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.


Drill Instructor.



posted on Apr, 16 2018 @ 10:13 AM
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People always focus on Full Metal Jacket (for good reason) but he was also an excellent supporting actor in other movies as well. I enjoyed his performance in "Mississippi Burning", and of course, his TV show on the History Channel (when they still did History) "Mail Call".

He will be missed.



posted on Apr, 16 2018 @ 10:38 AM
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Semper Fi, Gunny.



posted on Apr, 16 2018 @ 11:55 AM
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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.


In boot camp, the rules are different. Once you get out of boot camp, it's the same as in the UK.



posted on Apr, 16 2018 @ 12:42 PM
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originally posted by: jadedANDcynical
Man, this is a major loss. He will be missed.


No, it's a Staff Sergeant loss... Sorry, bit of rank humor there. He was one hell of an actor where military roles were concerned and quite personable in his handful of TV shows.



posted on Apr, 16 2018 @ 12:45 PM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
Semper Fi, Gunny.


Semper Fi Indeed.

The man needs a full military funeral with honors. I even suspect some people enlisted due to his portrayal of his profession while in the armed forces.



posted on Apr, 16 2018 @ 12:47 PM
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a reply to: Edumakated

i don't know but clancy brown as sgt. zim was a close second. i think we should start a go fund me project to put a bronze statue of gunny a camp pedleton and paris island called THE MARINE.



posted on Apr, 16 2018 @ 12:58 PM
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a reply to: Cygnis

HooRah! Sir!



posted on Apr, 16 2018 @ 02:16 PM
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a reply to: Edumakated

My dad was a DS in the late 70's early 80's. I asked him if it was really anything like the movie, he just said
"worse".....



posted on Apr, 16 2018 @ 02:31 PM
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Played House's dad too:



I liked him in everything I saw him in.



posted on Apr, 16 2018 @ 02:42 PM
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I just had a thought of St Peter taking a break and R. Lee Ermey standing in for him, lol.



posted on Apr, 16 2018 @ 03:23 PM
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originally posted by: Czulkang
I just had a thought of St Peter taking a break and R. Lee Ermey standing in for him, lol.


I can totally see that. /dies laughing
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"All right MAGGOT, what makes you worthy of entering my beloved Heaven?"

"My name is in the book"...

"WHO THE $$#@ SAID THAT!"...
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/wipes tears from eyes.



posted on Apr, 16 2018 @ 04:12 PM
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He was also in The Siege of Firebase Gloria.



posted on Apr, 16 2018 @ 05:16 PM
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RIP... you made your life and others good...



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