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R.I.P. Gunny, R.Lee Ermey

Discussion in 'Military' started by SouthBoundSteve, Apr 15, 2018.

  1. Apr 15, 2018 at 5:25 PM
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    SouthBoundSteve

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    rons23 Get The Led Out!!!

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    RIP
     
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  3. Apr 15, 2018 at 5:31 PM
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    He was Americas drill sergeant! RIP
     
  4. Apr 15, 2018 at 5:35 PM
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    ARamirez73 JUST A HOBO RIDIN' THEM RAILS TO ANYWHERE

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    Walking on that gold Parade Deck, Semper Fi my Brother
     
  5. Apr 15, 2018 at 5:37 PM
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    nk1794 Always torque to spec

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    Very sad. RIP
     
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  6. Apr 15, 2018 at 5:39 PM
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    ARamirez73 JUST A HOBO RIDIN' THEM RAILS TO ANYWHERE

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    SEMPER FI GUNNY!!!
     
  7. Apr 15, 2018 at 5:42 PM
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  9. Apr 15, 2018 at 5:46 PM
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    I'll get on the deck and give him 25! Maybe 5
     
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  10. Apr 15, 2018 at 5:52 PM
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    R.I.P. Sir. I've been a huge fan since Full Metal Jacket. One of my all time favorite movies because of him. Then again I love all of Kubricks work.
     
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  11. Apr 15, 2018 at 6:00 PM
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    RIP Gunny.

    Oh man...I really hope the angels have their shit squared away now that Gunny is inbound to take over inspections...
     
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    Nooooooo!
    So sad. RIP
     
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  14. Apr 15, 2018 at 6:20 PM
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    Dammit. Love that guy. He will be sorely missed. Laughed my ass off during the first forty minutes of Full Metal Jacket. He was hysterical! Then, that GEICO commercial, outstanding! Ugh, this one is tough to take.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APwfZYO1di4
     
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    Sad day indeed. I think everybody who was in the service can appreciate his role in Full Metal Jacket.
     
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    RIP Gunny sir!
     
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    Lost a good one!!!

    RIP Gunny.
     
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  20. Apr 15, 2018 at 7:06 PM
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    Ran into him in Maryland outside of Discovery. He showed the world what a DI is. Fair winds, Gunny.
     
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  22. Apr 15, 2018 at 7:32 PM
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    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. It is a terrible loss that nobody was prepared for. He has meant so much to so many people. And, it is extremely difficult to truly quantify all of the great things this man has selflessly done for, and on behalf of, our many men and women in uniform. He has also contributed many iconic and indelible characters on film that will live on forever. Gunnery Sergeant Hartman of Full Metal Jacket fame was a hard and principled man. The real R. Lee Ermey was a family man, and a kind and gentle soul. He was generous to everyone around him. And, he especially cared deeply for others in need.

    There is a quote made famous in Full Metal Jacket. It's actually the Riflemen's Creed. "This is my rifle. There are many like it, but this one is mine."

    There are many Gunny's, but this one was OURS. And, we will honor his memory with hope and kindness. Please support your men and women in uniform. That's what he wanted most of all.

    Semper Fi, Gunny. Godspeed.

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    R. Lee Ermey quotes:

    Because I am hard, you will not like me. But the more you hate me, the more you will learn. I am hard but I am fair.

    • I firmly believe that you live and learn, and if you don't learn from past mistakes, then you need to be drug out and shot.
    • What is your major malfunction?
    • It's my firm conviction that when Uncle Sam calls, by God we go, and we do the best that we can.
    • Without discipline, there is no Marine Corp.
    • A day without blood is like a day without sunshine!
    • You'd be surprised how many kids and young people come to the website and send me email that they are actually going into the Marine Corps because of something that I said or did.
    • I'm never, like I say, I'm never happy, I'm never satisfied, it's never good enough.
    • I hate to hear 'Less is more.' It's a crock of crap.
    • When you try to find funding for a VVA function, it doesn't seem like it's any trouble at all. People come out of the woodwork with their money to help out because we went over and fought a war.
    • The bad news motivated the drill instructors that much more.
    • Try as you may, you can never defy love.
    • Playing the good guy is tough because you know as well as I do, in real life, you have to watch your P's and Q's and conduct yourself in a respectable manner if you expect to have friends.
    • I don't have to be concerned about everybody else's character.
    • That's all I cared about too, was getting it right.
    • Back in those days intimidation was the greatest tool the drill instructor had. Without that tool, he would not have had control.
    • Even though I disagree with many of the changes, when I see the privates graduate at the end of the day, when they walk off that drill field at the end of the ceremony, they are still fine privates; outstanding, well motivated privates.
    • This is for fighting, this is for fun.
    • In order to be a good actor, I'm a firm believer that you need to bring something to the table.
    • Kubrick ate it up. He loved it. He just let me go crazy.
    • I honestly do feel that I am a role model for young people.
    • For me, it's an honor for the military to ask me to go to Iraq, Afghanistan, or GITMO. I'm happy to go.
    • Finally, mutually, and completely, they released all doubts, abandoned all fears, unwilling and unable to deny this overpowering love.
    • I've never had to spend any time in the VA hospital, so I really can't speak for those guys.
    • There's a lot of whiners in every crowd.

      R. Lee Ermey
     
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    Godspeed Mr Ermey.
    RIP.
     
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    Semper Fi Gunny :oldglory:
     
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    Great man, RIP Gunny
     
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    RIP Gunny, gettin on them golden footprints. Semper Fi!!:oldglory:
     
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