R. Lee Ermey (The Gunny) has passed away. RIP Gunny. The world is a worse place without you.

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whiskeyriver
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One more on this war thing. This is the last few minutes of John Wayne in the Green Berets. And it says it like it was. We were there to help the innocent who could not protect themselves and because of government bullshite we abandoned them. And millions died. Billions of dollars wasted, thousands of lives lost and for what? Nothing. But the Duke says it at the end of the movie, what all of us thought. You are the reason we are here.
https://youtu.be/NpIdskivmUg

sifi
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WARNING: Profuse Profanity, but a hilarious view behind the scenes of America’s beloved Gunny.

Mail Call SNAFU Xtra Salty bloopers ABSOFREAKINLUTELY AWESOME R. LEE ERMEY wombat23 USMC GUNNY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=5&v=rnP17YCFs8I

whiskeyriver
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Thanks for the video, that was some funny stuff!

Navyvet2
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Laughed a lot at this. Thanks.

sifi
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Y’all are welcome. One of the best blooper reels I’ve seen. He got upset with himself at times, but you can tell he had a lot of fun doing these shows.

Not so silent
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Well worth the watch!

whiskeyriver
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This reminded me of another great Clint Eastwood. He did great as Gunny Highway in Heartbreak Ridge.

https://youtu.be/6uvF-emJDSI

whiskeyriver
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Bad case of insomnia tonight, can’t sleep. Read the news this morning, learned the Gunny had passed, so I looked and found this scene from Full Metal Jacket.

https://youtu.be/3j3_iPskjxk

When I was in basic my DI wasn’t quite that bad but he was a tough SOB. Master Chief Yoie, I’ll never forget that assholes name. And I will always admire him for putting me on track to be a man, a fighter and a good sailor instead of being a wild teenager who thought he was a big man.

SHAGGY
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That is the scene I thought about when I first read this news. I really enjoyed that movie when it first came out and I was the same age as the recruits. I have the DVD in my collection but I have not been able to watch it for years because of the language and violence. Unfortunately I have a 60 year old Lumbee Indian “princess” living next door to me and she could run Mr Ermey or anyone else off her property with her mouth. I will trade her for anything you want to dispose of.

whiskeyriver
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It’s Gunnery Sergeant maggot and don’t forget it! Lol. Just giving you lip buddy. I couldn’t watch movies like Full Metal Jacket, Platoon, Apocalypse Now, Born on The Fourth of July, for years after they came out. The memories, the rage, the sorrow, it all eat at me too bad until the late 1990’s and I finally made peace with myself and started watching the movies about Vietnam. From John Wayne in The Green Berets to Gunny Ermey to Tom Cruise to Tom Hanks, I watch those movies by myself. Ain’t nothing funny about watching a grown man cry.

SHAGGY
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I think I could watch Apocalypse Now again. Marlon Brando was soooo good in that. And I’d love to hear Robert Duval say “There’s nothing like the smell of napalm in the morning” one more time.

whiskeyriver
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I found this trailer for you. I “went up the river” many times and was in Cambodia. And Laos. And anyone who loved the smell of napalm in the morning were some of the craziest dudes I ever met! Lol…https://youtu.be/2Vucani2GNg

Navyvet2
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I had QMC Kim. A Korean guy in Dago 1958. I was just turned 17. He was at Pearl Harbor on 12/7/41. Tough and demanding but I’ll always respect the man.

Dave K
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Played my favorite character from one of my favorite movies and actually served. RIP, Gunny!

deepthinker
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One of a kind. RIP Gunny we’ve lost another mans man.

whiskeyriver
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It was men like the Gunny who made a man out of me. I hated them but they taught me and got me out of that shithole called Cambodia alive so I loved them too. Funny how that works but you have to have been there to understand.

Not so silent
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Damn! I loved his movies and TV shows…. You gotta wonder how the conversation at the pearly gates went… 🙂

whiskeyriver
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St. Peter at the pearly gates: Welcome my son. The Gunny: Stand up straight jackwagon and I ain’t your son! And wipe that smile off your face when you talk to me!

RIP Gunny. Oorah!

Navyvet2
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I read on another site a great comment. I paraphrase “Gunny can now ask Jesus what the H stands for.” LOL.

whiskeyriver
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H stands for to Hell with it lets go! You were a squid, you ought to know that! The Coast Guard motto is Semper Paratus, Always Ready. I have lived with that motto for almost 46 years now, never forgot it.

You know one of the requirements to join he Coast Guard is you have to be 6ft tall? That way if the boat sinks you can walk ashore! HAHAHA. You squids don’t know crap. (snicker)

Shang Kwon
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What is your major malfunction? RIP Gunny. OoohRahh