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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.
If there is a Stairway to Heaven, is there an Escalator to Hell?
If God wanted men to play soccer, he wouldn’t have given us arms. - Mike Ditka
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Just heard that. Shit. Godspeed Gunny.
Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum
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Heaven's Gates are guarded...
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Dang, dang, and dang.
My first introduction to his work was in the movie, "The Boys of Company C."
He will be missed.
When death is inevitable, style counts.
Survival trumps programming.
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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.
I'm not old--It's too early to be this late.
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I hear he's volunteered to be part of the welcoming committee in Purgatory.
Remember, folks, you can't spell "douche" without "Che."
“PET PARENTS?” You’re not a “pet parent.” You’re a pet owner. Unless you’ve committed an unnatural act that succeeded in spite of biology. - Glenn Reynolds
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The best quote is his own, from Full Metal Jacket:
"Marines die, that's what we're here for. But the Marine Corps lives forever. And that means YOU live forever."
Fortuna Fortis Paratus
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Rich Jordan wrote:Heaven's [strike]Gates[/strike] streets are guarded...
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.
"Life is a bitch. Shit happens. Adapt, improvise, and overcome. Acknowledge it, and move on."
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...even before I read MHI, my response to seeing a poster for the stars of the latest Twilight movies was "I see 2 targets and a collaborator".
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Another Warrior reporting for duty in Heaven, having served his hitch in Hell.