R. Lee Ermey Passed

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Re: R. Lee Ermey Passed

Post by scipioafricanus » Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:37 pm

Old Grafton wrote:Hard to deal with. guess I always secretly thought he was... kinda ..immortal. Like I felt about John Wayne. Yeah, I know... none of us are. God Speed, Gunny.
Same here.
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Re: R. Lee Ermey Passed

Post by Rich Jordan » Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:03 am

Termite wrote:
Rich Jordan wrote:Heaven's [strike]Gates[/strike] streets are guarded...
FIFY.

St Peter has the gate. The Marines patrol the streets.


Speaking of Marines, Marine Recruit Jr Termite is doing quite well. Projected graduation date is May 25th.
Apologies. Leave it to a civilian to fail to confirm before posting.

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Re: R. Lee Ermey Passed

Post by Vonz90 » Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:28 pm

I liked the guy as an actor, and he was an actual drill instructor and a VN vet and all. But he was an aviation support guy by MOS. It was not like he was a door kicker; good stuff and all and honorable service is honorable service, but let's not make him into something he was not.

Also, he was never an actual Gunny, that was an honorable title that he picked up much later after his service because of his high profile as an actor (discharged as a Staff Sergeant).

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Re: R. Lee Ermey Passed

Post by Netpackrat » Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:14 pm

He was never an actual gunnery sergeant in service but the rank was eventually real... they promoted him in '02 because apparently the Corps figured their most famous gunny should be legit.
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Post by Cybrludite » Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:38 am

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