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#51 rustywings

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Posted 25 April 2018 - 11:06 AM

Garandomatic, you may be pleased to know that during the service, they showed a great fifteen minute collage of excerpts from R. Lee's numerous movies which concluded with the first five minutes of "Full Metal Jacket" uncensored! The Pastor then stepped forward with a smile and said something like, "I believe we've just heard words not ever spoken here before! The congregation let out a warm chuckle. And you know Gunny was chuckling as well...

 

Here's a few more photos, including the hearse with USMC/EGA logo and three different 9/11 memorial tribute escort cars dedicated to World Trade Center, Pentagon and Airline Flight Victims. Not sure of the accuracy of this information, but I was told actor Kevyn Howard (AKA "Rafterman" in "Full Metal Jacket") provided the escort Cameros, complete with light bars.  

 

  

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Posted 19 July 2018 - 08:32 PM

According to this, Ermey was cremated, not buried anywhere: https://www.findagra...36/r._lee-ermey

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Posted 10 November 2018 - 09:55 PM

Today, November 10, 2018, as a tribute to the memories and honorable service of R. Lee Ermey on this 243rd birthday of the United States Marine Corps, the City of Palmdale, California, formally renamed Avenue N to "R. Lee Ermey Avenue." In a simple but eloquent and heartfelt ceremony near USAF Plant 42, approximately 600 local citizens, politicians, current and past military personnel, well-wisher's and Gunny's Family shared some time and stories about Gunny's illustrious past before unveiling the new street sign and dedicating the event...

 

      

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Posted 25 January 2019 - 04:01 PM

                                                                                                                      Good-bye my darlin', Hello Vietnam...



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Posted 28 January 2019 - 07:29 AM

 

                                                                                                                      Good-bye my darlin', Hello Vietnam...

 

They have been showing "Full Metal Jacket" on my tv lineup recently...I watch it and say the lines along with Senior Drill Instructor Gunnery Sgt. Hartman.  I have his first Mail Call DVD, and I like most everything he's been in. I love his "furry" eyebrows!  I read heard/read somewhere that he was actually a staff sgt. and was made an 'honorary'

Gunny...Does anyone know if this is true. I'm just asking.

 

"Gung-ho, Gung-ho, Gung-ho!"



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Posted 28 January 2019 - 12:16 PM

They have been showing "Full Metal Jacket" on my tv lineup recently...I watch it and say the lines along with Senior Drill Instructor Gunnery Sgt. Hartman.  I have his first Mail Call DVD, and I like most everything he's been in. I love his "furry" eyebrows!  I read heard/read somewhere that he was actually a staff sgt. and was made an 'honorary'

Gunny...Does anyone know if this is true. I'm just asking.

 

"Gung-ho, Gung-ho, Gung-ho!"

 

Yes, that is what I have heard, too.  He was a Staff Sgt. and the Marine Corps made him an honorary Gunnery Sgt. because of all that he had done for the Marine Corps since he got out.
 



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Posted 28 January 2019 - 06:20 PM

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Posted 28 January 2019 - 06:41 PM

Carry on...



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Posted 29 January 2019 - 12:08 PM

I don't let it talk, as it is the extra salty one, but my 2 year old little girl asks me to get "my man" out of the war room to play horses/dolls/whatever else with her. Everything she likes, she calls beautiful, including R. LEE!

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Posted 29 January 2019 - 12:27 PM

Carry on



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Posted 31 January 2019 - 07:51 AM

Oorah Sarge!

 

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Hi Fellas...

Thanks for your responses to my posts. And guess what?...

Yep.  I watched AGAIN last night...FMJ.

I know those lines by heart, and was saying them right along with Gunny & the raw recruits!

I was wondering...Are the ribbons he's wearing the ones he actively earned? He was only 75 (?). Vietnam yes; Korea?

 

Semper Fi for USMC

Semper Vi for CAP




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