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tartare 16th Apr 2018 02:27

Semper Fi Gunny
 
Full Metal Jacket drill sergeant R Lee Ermey dies aged 74 - BBC News

West Coast 16th Apr 2018 02:43

S/F Gunny, R.I.P.

strake 16th Apr 2018 06:20

Love his Mail-Call on Forces TV as well as his other work. RIP, Gunny

tartare 16th Apr 2018 06:45

Oorah!!!


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Training Risky 16th Apr 2018 11:44

Semper Fidelis Gy Sgt Ermey!

Service/branch United States Marine Corps
Years of service 1961–1972
Rank USMC-E6.svg Staff Sergeant
USMC-E7.svg Gunnery Sergeant (Honorary)
Unit India Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion
Marine Wing Support Group 17
Battles/wars Vietnam War
Awards Meritorious Unit Commendation
Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross

BEagle 16th Apr 2018 15:47

An outstanding Marine who will be greatly missed.

Oddly enough I was only watching his epic Full Metal Jacket performance a couple of nights ago - a total counterpoint to the snowflakes of today.

RIP

AARON O'DICKYDIDO 16th Apr 2018 17:24

Full Metal Jacket
 

Filmed at RAF Bassingbourn too.
The final battle scenes were filmed in the old London Docklands during the regeneration period.


Aaron.

goudie 16th Apr 2018 18:15

Certainly frightened the life out of me when I watched him in the film.

He would have certainly sorted men from boys when drilling recruits in real life!

tdracer 16th Apr 2018 18:17


Originally Posted by AARON O'DICKYDIDO (Post 10120432)
The final battle scenes were filmed in the old London Docklands during the regeneration period.

That was because Stanley Kubrick wouldn't fly, so he filmed most of his movies 'close to home'.
Really enjoyed R Lee in Mail Call (it was on the History Channel over here - back when the History Channel was mainly interested in history and not cheesy reality shows).
RIP Gunny, you earned it.

GreenKnight121 19th Apr 2018 07:20


Originally Posted by goudie (Post 10120477)
Certainly frightened the life out of me when I watched him in the film.

He would have certainly sorted men from boys when drilling recruits in real life!

Which he did, as a DI at MCRD San Diego, 1965-67.


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