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#1 Bluehawk

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Posted 15 April 2018 - 03:10 PM

Rest in Peace (24 Mar 1944 - 15 Apr 2018)

 

https://en.wikipedia...ki/R._Lee_Ermey

 

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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Posted 15 April 2018 - 03:15 PM

Semper Fidelis



#3 jeb137

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Posted 15 April 2018 - 03:18 PM

Wow, I hadn't heard this yet.  So sad to lose him so young.  Only 74.   

 

 

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Posted 15 April 2018 - 03:18 PM

RIP, Gunny.

 



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Posted 15 April 2018 - 03:19 PM

RIP...

#6 mdk0911

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Posted 15 April 2018 - 03:20 PM

Gunny was the man 



#7 Major Z

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Posted 15 April 2018 - 03:22 PM

Wish I could have met him when I saw him from afar in Iraq during OIF I. He will be missed and we're all sorry for his loss.



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Posted 15 April 2018 - 03:30 PM

Never got to tell him my little girl "Arlie" was named for him. Think I'm going to get tight for the night.

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Posted 15 April 2018 - 03:35 PM

Man......

RIP, deepest sympathies to his family.

#10 Patchcollector

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Posted 15 April 2018 - 03:36 PM

Great Marine and not a bad actor either.So long Hero



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Posted 15 April 2018 - 03:43 PM

Worked with him when he set-up at the Pomona show and signed autographs and at Ft MacArthur for their living history event.

 

You could not ask to meet a nicer, polite gentleman in the world.

 

He will be missed.



#12 Thor996

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Posted 15 April 2018 - 03:46 PM

RIP so sad to hear of his passing. May God comfort his family and love ones



#13 sundance

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Posted 15 April 2018 - 03:56 PM

Very sad. An interesting person who will be missed.



#14 huntssurplus

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Posted 15 April 2018 - 04:12 PM

RIP... Gunny will forever be missed.



#15 Nick

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Posted 15 April 2018 - 04:12 PM

RIP Gunny, I met him at the SOS, He gave me his challenge coin for my son serving during the Iraq war 



#16 katieony

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Posted 15 April 2018 - 04:18 PM

RIP Marine.



#17 bobgee

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Posted 15 April 2018 - 04:27 PM

R.I.P. Gunny! You will be missed! Semper Fi.......Bobgee



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Posted 15 April 2018 - 04:34 PM

The guys I was with in Iraq met him in 2003, and stated he was genuine and damned funny!

RIP

#19 Clohesey

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Posted 15 April 2018 - 04:54 PM

RIP

#20 Burning Hazard

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Posted 15 April 2018 - 04:59 PM

"Show me your war face!"

 

"Aaaaaaahhhh!!!"

 

RIP legend



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Posted 15 April 2018 - 05:17 PM

Rip Gunny  He appear 55 films and was a really good character actor



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Posted 15 April 2018 - 05:44 PM

Oh My, shocked!



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Posted 15 April 2018 - 05:56 PM

Very sad, he will be missed. RIP Gunny.

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Posted 15 April 2018 - 06:00 PM

RIP.  He was probably the reason I got into militaria, with "Mail Call".



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Posted 15 April 2018 - 06:26 PM

Oorah Sarge!

 

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Edited by patches, 15 April 2018 - 06:26 PM.



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