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R Lee Ermey has reported.
Posted by: Bernie
Date: April 15, 2018 06:50PM
American Military News

"Sunday, R. Lee Ermey’s long time manager informed the world a little after 6:30pm EST that the beloved R. Lee Ermey “The Gunny” passed away Sunday morning due to complications from pneumonia.

Ermey was a beloved actor, Marine and staple of American culture."






Staunton, Virginia
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Re: R Lee Ermey has reported.
Posted by: Racer X
Date: April 15, 2018 07:26PM
I loved that guy.
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Re: R Lee Ermey has reported.
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: April 15, 2018 09:27PM
He redefined the role of D.I. in the movies.

Well worth 10 minutes -- [www.youtube.com]



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Re: R Lee Ermey has reported.
Posted by: vision63
Date: April 15, 2018 09:35PM
A GREAT GREAT GUY. Don't forget him in his first stunning performance in "The Boys of Company C." Rest in peace dear sir.
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Re: R Lee Ermey has reported.
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: April 16, 2018 04:29AM
'CHECK YO PACKAGE!'




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all who would be called good
must suffer with him.

You and I have memories longer than the road that stretches out ahead.

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except by believing all possible evil
of evil men.

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-An armed society is a polite society.
And hope is a lousy defense.

You make me pull, I'll put you down.

Mister, that's a ten-gallon hat on a twenty-gallon head.

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Re: R Lee Ermey has reported.
Posted by: MrNoBody
Date: April 16, 2018 05:52AM
RIP Gunny
Semper Fi patriot smiley



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Re: R Lee Ermey has reported.
Posted by: MacJeepster
Date: April 16, 2018 06:13AM
Gunny will be missed



-mj
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Re: R Lee Ermey has reported.
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: April 16, 2018 06:43AM
I don't know much about Gunny, but I recall an anecdote about him being a technical advisor on being a DI in Full Metal Jacket and said he could do the job better than the actor.

The rest is history.

Even though it was a movie, I bet he put the fear of God into the actors during shooting.




When a good man is hurt,
all who would be called good
must suffer with him.

You and I have memories longer than the road that stretches out ahead.

There is no safety for honest men
except by believing all possible evil
of evil men.

We don’t do focus groups. They just ensure that you don’t offend anyone, and produce bland inoffensive products. —Sir Jonathan Ive

-An armed society is a polite society.
And hope is a lousy defense.

You make me pull, I'll put you down.

Mister, that's a ten-gallon hat on a twenty-gallon head.

I *love* Sigs. It's Glocks I hate.
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Re: R Lee Ermey has reported.
Posted by: vision63
Date: April 16, 2018 09:15AM
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RAMd®d
I don't know much about Gunny, but I recall an anecdote about him being a technical advisor on being a DI in Full Metal Jacket and said he could do the job better than the actor.

The rest is history.

Even though it was a movie, I bet he put the fear of God into the actors during shooting.

He deserves every accolade and I hope he got rich. His featured role in "Boys" pre-dated FMJ by 9 years. Not sure what he did in between.
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Re: R Lee Ermey has reported.
Posted by: rz
Date: April 16, 2018 10:12AM
What's your name, scumbag?
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Re: R Lee Ermey has reported.
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: April 16, 2018 10:27AM
Wikipedia shows he did Apocalypse Now (1979), Up from the Depths (1979), and Purple Hearts (1984). He became a very busy guy after FMJ.

Wiki also says he gave 'one of the rare performances Stanley Kubrick ever allowed to be improvised'. It also mentions his role as technical advisor who became the DI.

I remember him in a few TV roles, and of course FMJ. I didn't know he was in Boys. I may have that in the Drobo. He was uncredited in Apocalypse.




When a good man is hurt,
all who would be called good
must suffer with him.

You and I have memories longer than the road that stretches out ahead.

There is no safety for honest men
except by believing all possible evil
of evil men.

We don’t do focus groups. They just ensure that you don’t offend anyone, and produce bland inoffensive products. —Sir Jonathan Ive

-An armed society is a polite society.
And hope is a lousy defense.

You make me pull, I'll put you down.

Mister, that's a ten-gallon hat on a twenty-gallon head.

I *love* Sigs. It's Glocks I hate.
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Re: R Lee Ermey has reported.
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: April 16, 2018 10:46AM
He was actually a staff sergeant in the USMC. His gunny rank was honorary after he made it big. he joined up after a judge gave him the choice of enlisting or going to jail when he was 17. He made the right choice.



“No persons are more frequently wrong, than those who will not admit they are wrong.”
-- François de La Rochefoucauld

"WE CALL BS!" -- Emma Gonzalez
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Re: R Lee Ermey has reported.
Posted by: Rick-o
Date: April 16, 2018 10:52AM
Solid guy, IMO. Loved his DI act in the movies. I suspect in real life, he made a few soldiers poo their pants.

R.I.P.



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Re: R Lee Ermey has reported.
Posted by: JoeH
Date: April 16, 2018 11:29AM
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Ombligo
He was actually a staff sergeant in the USMC. His gunny rank was honorary after he made it big. he joined up after a judge gave him the choice of enlisting or going to jail when he was 17. He made the right choice.

The Commandant of the Marine Corps gave him the honorary promotion to gunnery sergeant in 2002. Given his career he might have made that rank if he had not been medically discharged due to injuries.
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Re: R Lee Ermey has reported.
Posted by: bazookaman
Date: April 16, 2018 11:30AM
I'll always have my taking (screaming) R Lee Ermey action figures. Regular AND Extra Salty.






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Re: R Lee Ermey has reported.
Posted by: Racer X
Date: April 16, 2018 02:00PM
He played a detective in a Miami Vice episode too. Wore a suit, which looks odd on him in retrospect.

And I swear to god he and Jesse Ventura were "Men in Black" in an X Files episode. Couldn't find a credit for that though.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/16/2018 02:01PM by Racer X.
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Re: R Lee Ermey has reported.
Posted by: Lew Zealand
Date: April 16, 2018 04:39PM
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Racer X
He played a detective in a Miami Vice episode too. Wore a suit, which looks odd on him in retrospect.

And I swear to god he and Jesse Ventura were "Men in Black" in an X Files episode. Couldn't find a credit for that though.

Alex Trebek and Jesse "The Body". Yes, a weird combination which fit like a glove in that episode. "Jose Chung's", IIRC.
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Re: R Lee Ermey has reported.
Posted by: Racer X
Date: April 16, 2018 06:46PM
It was Trebek? Odd.
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