R. Lee Ermey passed away this AM.

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by DKR, Apr 15, 2018.

  1. DKR

    DKR Interesting ideas, interesting stories

    The Marine who became immortalized by playing a brutal drill instructor in Stanley Kubrick’s “Full Metal Jacket” has died.

    R. Lee Ermey was 74.

    “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,” his manager Bill Rogin said in a statement posted to Mr. Ermey’s official Twitter account.

    “He will be greatly missed by all of us,” Mr. Rogin wrote. “Semper Fi, Gunny. Godspeed.

    He was a Hollywood guy that was really Pro-Second Amendment..

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  2. duane

    duane Monkey+++

    Will miss him, local gun shop had autographed picture of him on wall.
  3. DKR

    DKR Interesting ideas, interesting stories

    I did enjoy his series of "Someone picked the wrong... for Glock.
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  4. sec_monkey

    sec_monkey SM Security Administrator

    Gunny got to fly a B-2A a while back


    [salute] [USMC]
  5. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Brewery Monkey Moderator

    RIP Gunny! Ooo Rah!! You will be missed.
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  6. ochit

    ochit Monkey+

    Turning into a bad week first Art Bell then R. Lee Ermey the only way that this horrible trend could turn out well is if Nancy Pelosi was the third---- you know famous people die in threes well the last is more infamous.
  7. Ura-Ki

    Ura-Ki Grudge Monkey

    I met him doing a show in the Sand Box, one hell of a friendly stand up guy, not the typical holliweird type at all, more like your favoirt uncle, the marine to sit around a fire with telling war stories, dirty jokes farting and tellin lies! Will miss him! RIP!!!
  8. Bandit99

    Bandit99 Monkey+++

    I never got the pleasure to meet him in my travels but I know he was in the sandbox and the rock pile a hell'va lot. And, I know he was loved by the troops there because he represented every Drill Sargent/Instructor that ever lived. God bless, Gunny. Streams of whiskey, brother.

    @DKR Thanks, I don't think I would have heard it otherwise. Thank you. God, this has been a miserable month, one that I won't soon forget...but needs forgotten.
  9. Capt. Tyree

    Capt. Tyree Hawkeye

    Gunny's passing is a sudden, surprising, and sad loss. No Marine dies unless God in His Wisdom authorizes it. Here's to you Sarge, a raised glass, and military salute.
  10. DKR

    DKR Interesting ideas, interesting stories

    newspaper clipping for R. Lee's passing
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  11. Dont

    Dont Just another old gray Jarhead Monkey Site Supporter+++

    It is sad to lose someone that you respect and admire. Semper Fi Gunny! We know the Gates are secure..
  12. snake6264

    snake6264 Combat flip flop douchebag

  13. Altoidfishfins

    Altoidfishfins Monkey+++

    The passing of an American icon - Tragic
  14. ochit

    ochit Monkey+

    Some lame ass paper, a town drunk and draft dodger would have more mention, I would terminate my subscription immediately ! That rag is not worth using to wrap fish guts. The L.A. Times had a decent spread.
  15. Asia-Off-Grid

    Asia-Off-Grid Frugal Secret Squirrel Site Supporter++

    Boy, oh boy! I could NOT agree with anyone, more than I do with this statement!

    RIP Gunny!

    Art Bell died? Dang. He used to be a member of a forum I owned.

    All the good ones go too soon, far too soon.
  16. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    RIP Gunny, I will now watch Full Metal Jacket in his honor and more importantly, Prayers to his family.
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  17. smithcp2002

    smithcp2002 Monkey++ Site Supporter++

    Glass razed, taps playing, flag at half staff. Go meet Chesty. Rest now brother.
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  18. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    Loved this guy!
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  19. Oddcaliber

    Oddcaliber Monkey

    Lost a very good guy. Loved his shows Mail Call and Lock and Load.
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  20. ochit

    ochit Monkey+

    Daggummit Harry Anderson of Night Court died that makes 3 I guess will have to wait for the next trilogy of notables to pass my hopefuls are Nancy Pelosi, Rosie O'Donald and those annoying a-holes that call about my vehicle warranty is expiring.
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