R. Lee Ermey Passed

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R. Lee Ermey Passed

Postby scipioafricanus » Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:38 am

The Gunny is on his way to St Peter.

https://twitter.com/RLeeErmey/status/98 ... 02883?s=09
Statement from R. Lee Ermey's long time manager, Bill Rogin: It is with deep sadness that I regret to inform you all that R. Lee Ermey ("The Gunny") passed away this morning from complications of pneumonia. He will be greatly missed by all of us. Semper Fi, Gunny. Godspeed.
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Re: R. Lee Ermey Passed

Postby g-man » Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:40 am

Just heard that. Shit. Godspeed Gunny.
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Re: R. Lee Ermey Passed

Postby Rich Jordan » Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:35 am

Heaven's Gates are guarded...

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Re: R. Lee Ermey Passed

Postby TheArmsman » Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:50 am

Dang, dang, and dang.

My first introduction to his work was in the movie, "The Boys of Company C."

He will be missed.
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Postby Old Grafton » Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:18 am

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.
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Postby SoupOrMan » Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:53 am

I hear he's volunteered to be part of the welcoming committee in Purgatory.
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Re: R. Lee Ermey Passed

Postby Langenator » Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:00 am

The best quote is his own, from Full Metal Jacket:

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Re: R. Lee Ermey Passed

Postby Termite » Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:01 am

Rich Jordan wrote:Heaven's Gates 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.
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Re: R. Lee Ermey Passed

Postby randy » Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:00 pm

RIP Gunny
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Postby MarkD » Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:09 pm

Another Warrior reporting for duty in Heaven, having served his hitch in Hell.

RIP Gunny

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Re: R. Lee Ermey Passed

Postby scipioafricanus » Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:37 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

Postby Rich Jordan » Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:03 am

Termite wrote:
Rich Jordan wrote:Heaven's Gates 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

Postby Vonz90 » Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:28 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

Postby Netpackrat » Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:14 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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Postby Cybrludite » Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:38 am

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