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#26 BILL THE PATCH

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Posted 15 April 2018 - 07:11 PM

Very sad indeed, he was a helluva actor, don't forget the Boys in company, precursor to full metal jacket. RIP sir

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Posted 15 April 2018 - 07:34 PM

Semper Fi Gunny!!! I enjoyed watching and listening to any show you were in.  You are missed already...RIP.



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Posted 15 April 2018 - 09:11 PM

He had quite a array of credits. His IMBD starts his BIO as " A Talented Character Actor"

 

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Posted 15 April 2018 - 09:59 PM

Couldn't believe it when I checked the Foxnews page. Always loved watching his shows like Mail Call and Lock N'Load. Gonna miss seeing him on TV. 

I'm not trying to start a debate or anything, but I'm curious and nothing seems to come up on google, but I am wondering if he was a Christian.

"Gunnery Sergeant R. Lee Ermey here. Keep your powder dry and your eye on the target. Dismissed."


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Posted 15 April 2018 - 10:29 PM

He was one of those guys you felt would live forever.  Sorry to see him go.  Rest in Peace Marine.

 

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Posted 15 April 2018 - 11:12 PM

Couldn't believe it when I checked the Foxnews page. Always loved watching his shows like Mail Call and Lock N'Load. Gonna miss seeing him on TV. 

I'm not trying to start a debate or anything, but I'm curious and nothing seems to come up on google, but I am wondering if he was a Christian.

"Gunnery Sergeant R. Lee Ermey here. Keep your powder dry and your eye on the target. Dismissed."

A Roman apparently.

 

https://the-american...ag/r-lee-ermey/

 

https://forums.catho...es-at-74/482872


Edited by patches, 15 April 2018 - 11:19 PM.


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Posted 16 April 2018 - 12:45 AM

Semper Fi, Gunny. Godspeed.

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 06:35 AM

I'm not a religious person, but I'd like ot think that St Peter, upon hearing this, turned and yelled for everyone to get heaven squared away because an inspection was coming soon. That, and Heaven was going to be safer than before.
I got to work with the man on "Mail Call" once. I was surprised at how funny and nice the man was. A total class act. I treasure the challenge coin he gave me that day.

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 07:02 AM

"Marines die that is what we're here for. But the marine corps lives forever. That means you will live forever"  Gunny Hartman in full medal jacket. So will you Gunny R Lee Ermey



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Posted 16 April 2018 - 07:37 AM



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.

 

Here he is at your Pomona show, 2007. My son is now 19 and 6-5: 

 

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 10:24 AM

He was the guest speaker at one of the Marine Corps Balls that I went to a few years ago in Las Vegas.  There was a long line to speak with and take pictures with him.  He was a great sport even for those neat the end of the line. 

 

SEMPER FI GUNNY! Rest in Peace



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Posted 16 April 2018 - 01:16 PM

There was a long line to speak with and take pictures with him.  He was a great sport even for those neat the end of the line.

Yep, that was him, all right.
When I did the TV shoot with him, at the end of the day (and he was looking tired), I asked if he could pose with me in front of the tent set. He literally dropped what he was doing and said, "Sure thing, where do you wanna do it?"

He told me among the type of photos people ask to have with him, one of the most common was for him to be acting as if he were choking them (from the classic Full Metal Jacket line of, "now choke yourself!"). I still snicker every time I think of that.
The man never lost touch with his fans.



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Posted 16 April 2018 - 02:51 PM

Proud to say numerous students came up to me today to ask if i'd heard.

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 03:08 PM

What about the Siege of Firebase Gloria an outstanding movie with the Gunny? He will be missed but lives on in our hearts. RIP. Semper Fi.

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 03:53 PM

RIP Eagle Thrust 7

 

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 04:59 PM

The world just got a bit smaller. RIP.

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 08:58 PM

What a loss for us all. R. Lee is co-founder/owner of a micro-brewing company in Lancaster, California called "Bravery Brewing."  

Should you find yourself in the high desert north of Los Angeles, stop by and reflect/enjoy some of "Gunny's" Marine Corps and movie memorabilia on display there.

 

Inside the tasting room is a wonderful "Wall of Bravery" displaying 100's of photographs of men and women from all five branches of U.S. military service, covering the past century!  

 

Here's the "Bravery Brewing" website should you want additional info regarding pending memorial gatherings and related celebrations of R. Lee Ermey's amazing life!     http://braverybrewing.com/events.html

 

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Posted 17 April 2018 - 04:02 AM

When I heard I immediately put on Full Metal Jacket, and had to choke back a couple tears at the first scene where he introduces himself to his newest and lowest forms of life on Earth. He will absolutely be missed.

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Posted 17 April 2018 - 04:23 AM

I ordered one of the old talking 12" figures of him, the extra salty one.  Told my wife it was for our little daughter's birthday... 



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Posted 17 April 2018 - 06:07 AM

Too bad the main stream media only focused on his role as Sgt. Hartman. Impressive career all around. Always looked forward to seeing his "Mail Call" shows. The man will be missed...

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Posted 17 April 2018 - 06:17 AM

I agree.

The interview the history channel did with him was far more insightful than Full Metal Jacket itself I thought. Not that I claim to be an expert on the period or the best way tho motivate soldiers, but I wonder about all the Pyles that got with the program and learned how to do their job.

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Posted 24 April 2018 - 10:13 PM

Services for R. Lee Ermey were held this evening (April 24th) at Highlands Church in Palmdale, Ca.

 

U.S. Marines assigned to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library provided the Honor Guard detail.

 

After this service, I understand R. Lee's remains will be escorted back to Arlington National Cemetery for interment later this week.

      

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Posted 25 April 2018 - 01:08 AM

"Out-f******g-standing" I think He'd say.

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Posted 25 April 2018 - 07:03 AM

I know there are no spaces near Lee Marvin's grave at Arlington, but I'd bet the Gunny would have liked spending eternity near another famous Marine/actor...

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Posted 25 April 2018 - 07:56 AM

Thank you for this report.

 

 

Services for R. Lee Ermey were held this evening (April 24th) at Highlands Church in Palmdale, Ca.

 

U.S. Marines assigned to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library provided the Honor Guard detail.

 

After this service, I understand R. Lee's remains will be escorted back to Arlington National Cemetery for interment later this week.

      

 




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