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R LEE ERMEY

 

For some reason I thought Ermey only made it up to SSgt. I guess that photo proves otherwise, as it was obviously taken years before he was in Full Metal Jacket.

 

Speaking of Ermey, he had a very minor roll - as a USMC Drill instructor - in "The Boys in Company C" almost 10 years before FMJ.

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That photo of ermey had to be from fill metal jacket.... I think i see a silver star ribbon there, so i think he's in an unused costume for gunnery sergeant Hartman.

Looking for the following:

452nd and 447th Bomb Group items

Anything 12th Armored- especially uniforms

155th Assault Helicopter Company, Camp Coryell, or Ban Me Thuot Vietnam items[/center]


WWII US Navy Uniforms from the Battle Off Samar: USS Johnston DD-557, USS Hoel DD-553, USS Samuel B. Roberts DE-413, USS Heermann DD-532, USS Dennis DE-405, USS John C. Butler DE-339, USS Raymond DE-341, USS Fanshaw Bay St. Lo, White Plains, Kalinin Bay, Kitkun Bay and Gambier Bay...


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For some reason I thought Ermey only made it up to SSgt. I guess that photo proves otherwise, as it was obviously taken years before he was in Full Metal Jacket.

 

Speaking of Ermey, he had a very minor roll - as a USMC Drill instructor - in "The Boys in Company C" almost 10 years before FMJ.

 

That caught my eye, too.... According to Wikipedia, Ermey retired as an E6. He was given an honorary E7 promotion in 2002, but that picture was taken long before that. So, either Wikipedia is wrong (which wouldn't surprise me), or there's some kind of story behind that picture.

 

EDIT: Okay, I think I've figured it out. He's also wearing ribbons on that uniform that he didn't have in real life, so that picture is probably from one of his movie roles, like a wardrobe test or something.

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For some reason I thought Ermey only made it up to SSgt. I guess that photo proves otherwise, as it was obviously taken years before he was in Full Metal Jacket.

 

Speaking of Ermey, he had a very minor roll - as a USMC Drill instructor - in "The Boys in Company C" almost 10 years before FMJ.

 

the photo could be from the earlier Vietnam War movie "Boys in Co. C" he looks around the same age he appeared in that movie

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For some reason I thought Ermey only made it up to SSgt. I guess that photo proves otherwise, as it was obviously taken years before he was in Full Metal Jacket.

 

Speaking of Ermey, he had a very minor roll - as a USMC Drill instructor - in "The Boys in Company C" almost 10 years before FMJ.

It might be for that 1984 movie Purple Hearts??

 

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0087956/fullcredits?ref_=tt_ov_st_s

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Can't find images of it, only ones in combat where Ermey's character was called simply Gunny.

http://www.imfdb.org/wiki/Purple_Hearts

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MICKEY SPILLANE

 

Frank Morrison Spillane (March 9, 1918 – July 17, 2006), better known as Mickey Spillane, was an American crime novelist, whose stories often feature his signature detective character, Mike Hammer. More than 225 million copies of his books have sold internationally. Spillane was also an occasional actor, once even playing Hammer himself

 

During WW2 he served in the US Army Air Force as a Fighter pilot, and flight instructor.

 

 

Born

Frank Morrison Spillane
March 9, 1918
Brooklyn, New York City, U.S.

 

Died July 17, 2006 (aged 88)
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, U.S.

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Lew Ayres.......

Enlisted in May 1942, US Army medic, one of 16 medics landing at Leyte, 3-1/2 years in the Medical Corps.

Interested in US Naval and Marine aviation history, aircrew wings & insignia.

WW2 US Navy and Marine Grumman Wildcat, Avenger & Douglas SBD aircraft.

Also interested in US 5th AF in Australia.


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Singer Steve Lawrence was drafted into the Army in the late 50's and served as the official vocal soloist with The United States Army Band "Pershing's Own" in Washington, D.C.

 

Good find on Steve Lawrence.

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