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R. Lee Ermey passes away at 74.

Discussion in 'The Powder Keg' started by Big Dog, Apr 15, 2018 at 9:46 PM.

  1. Big Dog

    Big Dog Retired IT Dinosaur Wrangler Forum Contributor

  2. ChaZam

    ChaZam G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    RIP Gunny. Prayers for family and friends.
    I just saw that and was getting ready to post it as well.
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  3. PAPA G

    PAPA G G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    Gunny, I salute you for your service, NRA position, and great entertainment too!!:);):D:usa2::usa2::usa2:
  4. Rest in Peace Sarg !............
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  5. grizcty

    grizcty God, Guns, Glory Forum Contributor

    RIP R. Lee Ermey :usa2:
    Semper Fi, Gunny.

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  6. Kmcdowell

    Kmcdowell G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    Omaha NE
    I remember seeing Gunny at the 2014 NRA convention. I've read several of his articles in various gun publications. He was a bigger than life personality. RIP.
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  7. Kaybe

    Kaybe G&G Evangelist

    He will be missed. RIP
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  8. TXplt

    TXplt Gun Toting Boeing Driver Forum Contributor

    So long, Gunny -- you will be missed !
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  9. Cyrano

    Cyrano Resident Curmudgeon Forum Contributor

    New York
    Once in awhile, someone becomes the face of the United States Marine Corps. For awhile after World War II, it was John Wayne, whose character Sergeant John Stryker in Sands of Iwo Jima epitomized the tough-as-nails Marine combat sergeant. Then for awhile it was Jack Webb's Gunnery Sergeant Jim Moore in The D.I., who showed what it took to turn civilians into Marines. Then for a time it was Darren McGavin's drill instructor Gunnery Sergeant Drake from The Tribe. But most recently it has been, first, R. Lee Ermey's Gunnery Sergeant Hartman from Full Metal Jacket, and lately Gunny Ermey himself as "The Gunny."

    I hope whoever next takes up the mantle of the Face of the United States Marine Corps is as worthy as R. Lee Ermey. He was a good man, and he will be missed. Semper Fi, Gunny.
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  10. mauser9

    mauser9 G&G Evangelist

    Sorry to hear of this. Enjoyed his Lock N load series. He will be deeply missed.
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  11. PAPA G

    PAPA G G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    I enjoyed his show Mail Call back when the History Channel ran good shows!
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  12. Ten Man

    Ten Man G&G Evangelist

    This news truly saddens me.:(:(:(

    Rest In Peace, Gunny!:usa2:
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  13. jwrauch

    jwrauch G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    I was really saddened to hear this !!! RIP Gunny !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  14. big shrek

    big shrek G&G Evangelist

    They still run it on the weekends...looks like even they knew it was a major draw.
    "Mail Call" and "Lock & Load" are in rotation as regular features.

    Complications of Pneumonia at age 74...
    doesn't pay to even short stroke with flu/pneumonia...
    know the signs...go to the hospital...don't try to tough it out.
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