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#1 Barton

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 01:18 AM

It has been reported that “Gunny” R Lee Ermey has passed away from pneumonia. Currently drinking some whiskey and watching “Full Metal Jacket”. Rest In Peace, “Gunny”. Miss you already.
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#2 Klaiber

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 02:08 AM

Yeah, I just heard.  Really sad to hear this.


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Posted 16 April 2018 - 03:26 AM

Hopefully he's still taking mail call wherever he is. RIP Gunny


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Posted 16 April 2018 - 04:47 AM

I'll have to pour him one when I get home tomorrow. Man was a childhood hero of mine.
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Posted 16 April 2018 - 05:25 AM

Oh, man, I'm so sorry to hear that.  He was part owner in one of the breweries in my town.  I'm sure they'll have a huge thing for him.


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#6 Snaggle

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 11:16 AM

Semper Fi, Gunny. Godspeed.
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#7 Sturtz

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 02:33 PM

RIP Gunny . :( 



#8 Butzzell

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 05:20 PM

He represents a golden age of men who were men who trained boys to become men.

 

 

He and people like Jack Web added much needed moral fiber to this country.

 

A very sad loss indeed.


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#9 Luftritter

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Posted 17 April 2018 - 03:03 PM

I just loved watching that guy; often the picture he was in didn't do him the justice he deserved.  Also I think every drill Sargent in the US, to some extent model themselves after him.  It takes real talent to summon that kind of disgust and contempt for the people he acted at training, and even as the subject for it, you had to appreciate the skill; I know I did when I went though basic.  The best compliment I ever got in my life came from a drill Sargent, when I performed a task and he told me, without a trace of a smile:

 

"Out-(G.D.)-standing!  Out-F'n-standing! Now get the F out of here, pra-vit!"  And I knew under the hat there was the beginning of a well-hidden grin, and I couldn't help but smile myself at the artistry of it all.    :lol:

 

Anyway reminds me of the gunny, through and through.

 

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