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Re: R. Lee Ermey dies at age 74
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2018, 12:42:39 AM »


Ermey wasn't going to act in full metal jacket.  He was the technical advisor,  but the producers felt he was the man for the role.   So an accidental actor.

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Re: R. Lee Ermey dies at age 74
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2018, 02:33:38 AM »
Bummer. Guy was a true patriot.
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Re: R. Lee Ermey dies at age 74
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2018, 06:10:25 AM »
He was the spitting image of my Senior DI at PI

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Re: R. Lee Ermey dies at age 74
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2018, 09:34:07 AM »


Ermey wasn't going to act in full metal jacket.  He was the technical advisor,  but the producers felt he was the man for the role.   So an accidental actor.

RIP

Yup, I don't recall who he was expected to coach but fortunately for him (and us!) they went for the real deal.

Best thing that happened was his being in that movie.

https://youtu.be/3j3_iPskjxk

I liked his shows Mail Call and Lock N' Load.

I was sad to hear this on the radio this morning. 



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Re: R. Lee Ermey dies at age 74
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2018, 09:45:53 AM »
Bummer. Guy was a true patriot.

Yup, enlisted in The Corps at 17, was a DI in SD for about three years and served in Okinawa and Vietnam, left a Staff Sargent after 11 years due to some medical issues...was honorary advanced to Gunny by the Commandant.

Politics was a bit mixed...voted for Obama the first time around then criticized him when he saw how socialist he was...then supported Cruz and Trump because of his concern for 2A rights.

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Re: R. Lee Ermey dies at age 74
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2018, 10:52:43 AM »
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He was the spitting image of my Senior DI at PI

I didn't have that honor in Squid Boot...I had Bad Cop and Worse Cop...Bad could be decent at time but Worse was a real a-hole with zero charm or imagination.

Hey, remember this gem?

Two of my all-time favorite people!

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Re: R. Lee Ermey dies at age 74
« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2018, 12:23:52 PM »
That movie portrayed boot camp better than any other. Our sister platoon didn't have a guy sucking his thumb but had one who marched and went everywhere on all fours. He was the mascot.

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Re: R. Lee Ermey dies at age 74
« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2018, 12:25:37 PM »
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If the Army and the Navy
Ever glimpse on heaven's scenes
They will find the streets are guarded
By United States Marines."

To the Sergeant of the Guard:  Your relief is on the way. 

Godspeed,  Gunny.  Semper Fi.

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