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Old 04-15-2018, 05:44 PM
 
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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Actor and former Marine drill sergeant R. Lee Ermey died at age 74.
R. Lee Ermey Dead: ‘Full Metal Jacket’ Golden Globe Nominee Was 74 – Variety
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Old 04-15-2018, 05:57 PM
 
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Full Metal Jacket Star R. Lee Ermey Dead at 74 | TMZ.com

Almost as sad as his passing are the ignorant comments made on this site on the announcement of this passing.
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Old 04-15-2018, 06:00 PM
 
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This is another story with bio information on R.Lee Ermey.
RIP


'Full Metal Jacket' actor R. Lee Ermey dies at age 74 | Fox News
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Old 04-15-2018, 07:54 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn,NY
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I thought he was great and this was a jolt to read. He had a rough strong charisma and brought the characters he played on screen to life in a way that commanded the screen. RIP R. Lee Ermy.
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Old 04-15-2018, 08:14 PM
 
Location: The Jar
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I thought he was great and this was a jolt to read. He had a rough strong charisma and brought the characters he played on screen to life in a way that commanded the screen. RIP R. Lee Ermy.
Exactly!
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Old 04-15-2018, 11:34 PM
 
Location: Iowa
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He was the greatest drill sergeant ever portrayed on film, nobody will ever touch him, nobody could ever do that role better than R. Lee Ermey. "You will not laugh, you will not cry, you will learn by the numbers, I will teach you". I would expect a guy like Ermey to live to be 100, he must have forgotten that marines are not allowed to die without permission! God plays his games, we play ours, nothing we can do but hope another fresh soul has been packed into heaven today. I hope he passed the footlocker inspection by St. Peter, and was able to pack the gear.

I liked his watermelon destruction on the History Channel's Mail Call series, where he discussed weapons and military tactics. Liked how he would remind the overweight members of the audience to not eat another sandwich during the commercial break.

He was very good in the 2003 movie Willard, it was a delight watching him do his thing in what would otherwise be a forgettable picture, without his magnificent performance.

RIP R. Lee Ermey

Semper Fi
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Old 04-16-2018, 08:32 AM
 
Location: Boonies of N. Alabama
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Liked that man. Used to frequent his website years ago too, which was fun! He would actually interact with everyone on his message board.
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Old 04-16-2018, 08:37 AM
 
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I liked his watermelon destruction on the History Channel's Mail Call series...

I liked his referring to them as "offending watermelons".
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Old 04-16-2018, 09:30 AM
 
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Dieting advice from R. Lee Ermey, commercial lead in, Mail Call


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXjU...ature=youtu.be
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Old 04-16-2018, 10:47 AM
 
Location: Boonies of N. Alabama
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Oh yeah... got all the mail call dvds. Hubby loved 'em.
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