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  • R. Lee Ermey Has Died

    This is NOT a Hoax as many have claimed. Sadly Gunny passed away earlier today. Was fortunate to get to know him the last six years through his unwavering support of the Young Marines Youth Organization and Glock. He will be missed. Prayers to his family.SF

    Statement from R. Lee Ermey's long time manager, Bill Rogin:

    It is with deep sadness that I regret to inform you all that R. Lee Ermey ("The Gunny") passed away this morning from complications of pneumonia. He will be greatly missed by all of us. It is a terrible loss that nobody was prepared for. He has meant so much to so many people. And, it is extremely difficult to truly quantify all of the great things this man has selflessly done for, and on behalf of, our many men and women in uniform. He has also contributed many iconic and indelible characters on film that will live on forever. Gunnery Sergeant Hartman of Full Metal Jacket fame was a hard and principled man. The real R. Lee Ermey was a family man, and a kind and gentle soul. He was generous to everyone around him. And, he especially cared deeply for others in need.

    There is a quote made famous in Full Metal Jacket. It's actually the Riflemen's Creed. "This is my rifle. There are many like it, but this one is mine."

    There are many Gunny's, but this one was OURS. And, we will honor his memory with hope and kindness. Please support your men and women in uniform. That's what he wanted most of all.

    Semper Fi, Gunny. Godspeed.
    Comments 7 Comments
    1. Hammer's Avatar
      Hammer -
      God Speed Gunny & Semper Fi!

    1. Mongoose's Avatar
      Mongoose -
      RIP Leatherneck......

    1. 0341mortars's Avatar
      0341mortars -
      Well, we once again see the passing on of another Marine. To those who knew him, your pain is felt by many. To those who served with him, we know you will miss him. As a Marine he will forever be known as the DIś DI. Rest In Peace Gunny
      Be advised, when you approach the gates of Heaven ¨HE",and those under his command, will be on the other side watching your every move.

    1. radio relay's Avatar
      radio relay -
      "If the Army and the Navy
      Ever look on Heaven's scenes,
      They will find the streets are guarded
      By United States Marines."

      Guard them well, Gunny.
      Semper Fi

    1. timothylyon's Avatar
      timothylyon -
      While reading your very decent compliments about this wonderfully unique man, I felt goosebumps. I was never a member of this finest and most excellent branch of the US Military but I was saddened to hear of his passing. He had to have had 'the gear" to serve well within his beloved Corps. Semper fi, dear Gunney, sleep well.
      Dr Timothy Lyon

    1. Cpl Heglar's Avatar
      Cpl Heglar -
      Sad, Tough Day for sure.

    1. Bigears's Avatar
      Bigears -
      Semper Fi eternal gunny

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