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R. Lee Ermey

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I just heard that R. Lee Ermey passed away, he was 74. Apparently from pneumonia. :Smile_sad:

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1 minute ago, ReddNekk said:

I just heard that R. Lee Ermey passed away, he was 74. Apparently from pneumonia. :Smile_sad:

Indeed he has. Iconic figure. Safe travels Gunny. Condolences to his family.

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Just now, Wombatmetal said:

Semper Fi Gunny. 

Indeed ... Semper Fi, Marine!

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Sigh, very sad.  I like his tough character a lot.

Heh, I'll always be haunted by that scary beginning line:

 

"Who said that...?"

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Very sad.....:Smile_sad:

 

maybe we'll be lucky and he'll turn into a ghost like in the movie?

 

 

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"You sunk my battleship, you a$$hole!" 

Funniest tribute ever:  https://youtu.be/Bd-TB3i-ps0  (as above).  Even picked up the Space Above and Beyond role that I loved so much.

 

Thanks, Gunny.  You were a good instructor.  R.I.P.

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Damn...when I saw this thread w/his name the last thing I expected was it to be about that...seemed like he'd live forever w/his "straight forward attack" approach to life...you will be missed sir...o7

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1 hour ago, Incendiary_Tanker said:

 

A for real American icon. RIP Gunny. And thank you for your service. :Smile_honoring:

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All Marines everywhere have heard that voice and know his cadence. He is true Marine through and through. We will miss him.

Semper Fi, Gunny.

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Semper Fi, you will be missed

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Filthy colonial owning british peasant here. Who is he? I've never heard of him so uhhh yeah sorry.

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1 hour ago, Carl said:

Filthy colonial owning british peasant here. Who is he? I've never heard of him so uhhh yeah sorry.

US Marine and Vietnam War veteran.  Broke into Hollywood and had many iconic roles, the most memorable being the drill instructor in the boot camp scenes of Full Metal Jacket.  He hosted several TV shows, most of which highlighted military hardware or atmosphere.  His stern Marine voice and great sense of humor endeared him to every veteran and most civilians.

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Ahhh cheers. I've undoubtedly seen him. Just didn't know the name. Been a rough year TBH for oldtimer deaths. Started just before christmas it seems.

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One of my most prized possessions is my unopened signed to me by Gunny DVD of FMJ. It was a total shock when my brother called and handed Gunny Ermey the phone to chew me out. USMC Ball is great for getting together past and present Marines. Semper Fi Gunny from an Army Grunt. You will be missed.

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