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+++ Site Supporter+

    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

    Semper Fi
  13. Altoidfishfins

    Altoidfishfins Monkey+++ Site Supporter+

    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 RIP 11-8-2018

    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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