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Bashytubits15 Apr 2018 9:48 p.m. PST

R Lee Ermey has passed at the age of 74 from complications from Pnuemonia.


charared15 Apr 2018 11:01 p.m. PST

RIP Gunny.

Cyrus the Great15 Apr 2018 11:39 p.m. PST


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Patrick R16 Apr 2018 1:22 a.m. PST


Joes Shop Supporting Member of TMP16 Apr 2018 2:52 a.m. PST

Saw that in my news feed this am.

74 is too young. Sad. RIP.

nnascati Supporting Member of TMP16 Apr 2018 5:24 a.m. PST

RIP, he was a special sort of character.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP16 Apr 2018 5:59 a.m. PST

Agreed – sad news; one of my very favourite actors

Davek0scale16 Apr 2018 6:00 a.m. PST

He taught, we learned. He will be missed. Hopefully that would make him happy.

skinkmasterreturns16 Apr 2018 6:24 a.m. PST

The first time I saw FMJ I had a love/hate thing for Gunnery Sergeant Hartman. Actually my most favorite bit was his GEICO commercial where he played the DI turned unsympathetic counselor."You know what makes ME sad? You do!"

Old Wolfman16 Apr 2018 7:18 a.m. PST

He also enjoyed spoofing his "tough" image,like in the ad for Wonderful Pistachios,"What's yer name,nutcase?!…"And on "Family Guy" training jousters for the RenFest. And blasting watermelons on "Mail Call".

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP16 Apr 2018 8:40 a.m. PST

A genuine character actor. I loved him in every role I've seen. RIP

Dynaman878916 Apr 2018 9:52 a.m. PST

He also spoofed himself in "The Frighteners" – one of the standout parts of the movie. I also just saw (while looking for the movie title) that he was in "Space Above and Beyond" with a character titled "Bougus". Close enough to Bogus…

JimSelzer16 Apr 2018 9:55 a.m. PST

I liked him.
I will miss him


The Beast Rampant16 Apr 2018 10:17 a.m. PST

I agree with many above- I don't know what else to say. Sad news, indeed.


Personal logo The Virtual Armchair General Sponsoring Member of TMP16 Apr 2018 11:15 a.m. PST

I think the one word all posters are groping for is "unique."

Who was ever like him, and who could ever be again?

If I'd been a recruit, and he was my DI, I'd have been a puddle of poo in my own boots when he entered the barracks for the first time.

I don't think I would have improved any, either.

Scared the spit out of me in FMJ, but I came to respect him for more than his natural talent on camera.

"And when he gets to Heaven…."


General Kirchner16 Apr 2018 12:55 p.m. PST

Semper Fi

Sir Walter Rlyeh16 Apr 2018 1:13 p.m. PST

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

Korvessa16 Apr 2018 2:15 p.m. PST

I liked him in "Briscoe County Jr."

Ashokmarine16 Apr 2018 3:42 p.m. PST

Semper fi Gunny. RIP

Coelacanth16 Apr 2018 5:20 p.m. PST

Rest in peace, Gunny.


DeRuyter17 Apr 2018 10:23 a.m. PST

The real deal – Semper Fi


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