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    RIP R. Lee Ermy


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    ah no! I loved that guy,. Sad Sad indeed.
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    Great guy. Straight shooter all the way.

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    Ermey, who was an NRA board member, said at the time that his association with the organization and his disapproval of President Obama cost him acting jobs.

    "Do you realize I have not done a movie in five to six years? Why? Because I was totally blackballed by the ... liberals in Hollywood," he alleged. "They can destroy you. They're hateful people [who] don't just not like you, they want to take away your livelihood ... that's why I live up in the desert on a dirt road ... I don't have to put up with their crap."

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    I was deeply saddened when I heard this news. R. Lee Ermy was a true American Patriot and was also a Vietnam veteran.

    In 1961, at age 17, Ermey enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and went through recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego in San Diego, California.[4] For his first few years, he served in the aviation support field before becoming a drill instructor in India Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, where he was assigned from 1965 to 1967.

    Ermey then served in Marine Wing Support Group 17 at Marine Corps Air Station Futenma in Okinawa, Japan.[4] In 1968, he was ordered to Vietnam with MWSG-17, and spent 14 months in country. The remainder of his service was on Okinawa where he was advanced to staff sergeant (E-6). He was medically discharged in 1972 because of several injuries incurred during his service. On May 17, 2002, he received an honorary promotion to gunnery sergeant (E-7) by the Commandant of the Marine Corps, General James L. Jones.



    RIP R Lee Ermy.
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    That is indeed a sad thing to hear. I liked his "Gunny Time" show with all those different weapons.
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    He was the real deal...

    R.I.P. R. Lee Ermey

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    The Gunny was an American original & patriot. I don't think our country is producing very many men like him anymore. RIP
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    Sad to hear of his passing. I met him at Shot Show back in 2005 and just saw him again at the NRA convention in Atlanta last year. The real man was a stark contrast to his on screen persona.

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    Loved ya man.
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    I saw him at the Sportsman show in Harrisburg PA a few years ago. Sad day, RIP!
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    So sad....

    He was a class act and a proud American.

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    Good find Justin !!
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