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Old 04-16-18, 07:39 AM
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RIP / Two Stripes Up/Two Rockers Below/Crossed Rifles

Gunnery Sergeant R. Lee Ermey (Full Metal Jacket) has passed.

A U.S.M.C. Gunnery Sergeant rank insignia is 3 stripes up, 2 rockers below
with crossed rifles.





He was 74.


From Variety...
R. Lee Ermey, best known for his Golden Globe-nominated portrayal of Gunnery Sergeant Hartman in “Full Metal Jacket,” has died. He was 74.

Ermey’s longtime manager announced the news via a tweet to Ermey’s official Twitter account.

“It is with great 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,” the tweet reads.

In addition to his role in Stanley Kubrick’s Oscar-nominated film, which earned him a best supporting actor Golden Globe nod, Ermey had several other mostly authority figure roles to his credit, including Sheriff Hoyt in 2003’s “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre,” a police captain in “Se7en,” and the voice of the plastic army men’s leader Sarge in “Toy Story.”


http://variety.com/2018/film/news/r-...ee-1202753747/

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Old 04-16-18, 07:55 AM
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Could there be a more bad person in the world than a USMC Gunnery Sergeant? Ermey was basically playing himself in Full Metal Jacket with the vast majority of his dialogue unscripted, Kubric just let him run with it.
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Old 04-16-18, 08:43 AM
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A DI's job is to make you or break you; They 'Make Marines".
The Corps doesn't want a Marine that will 'break' at the first indication of a
problem (combat or other).

DI's typically do a tour of 3 years training boots to be Marines.

When addressing a DI the first and last words out of a recruits mouth will be "Sir"
or "Ma'am" .

DI: "The quickest way off this island (Parris Island) is do what you're told, when
you're told, how you're told; and you will out of here on time and on duty. Screw
up and you could be here forever."

^... in practice, boots that 'screw up’ a lot are sent to motivation training and
then recycled to another platoon that is in the week of training that their old
platoon was in when they were cycled out. If they can not make it out of motivation,
they are given a 'General Discharge' -not fit for military service.



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Old 04-16-18, 08:44 AM
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...Semper Fi gunny, RIP



A favorite movie that featured R. Lee was "Siege at Firebase Gloria"...not a great movie, but he was good in it!

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Old 04-16-18, 02:24 PM
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I may be the only person here who's never seen Full Metal Jacket, although I did watch Ermey's "Lock 'n' Load" show when it was on.

The two basic training movies that made an impression on me as a young lad were "Take the High Road" (1954) starring Richard Widmark and Karl Malden, and this ABC made-for-TV movie:

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Old 04-16-18, 02:54 PM
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I may be the only person here who's never seen Full Metal Jacket, although I did watch Ermey's "Lock 'n' Load" show when it was on.

The two basic training movies that made an impression on me as a young lad were "Take the High Road" (1954) starring Richard Widmark and Karl Malden, and this ABC made-for-TV movie:

You need to see Full Metal Jacket.

When I asked my Uncle who had seen serious action in 'Nam if Private Ryan was the most realistic war film he ever saw he said no, the 1st 1/3 of FMJ was the most realistic portrayal of the Army in his book.
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Old 04-16-18, 05:12 PM
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The two basic training movies that made an impression on me as a young lad were "Take the High Road" (1954) starring Richard Widmark and Karl Malden...
The Widmark film was Take the High Ground!




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...., and this ABC made-for-TV movie:
That movie was Tribes.

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.... High Road...
P.S. I had to look it up, it just didn't sound right, Saw it at a Drive-in Theater
as part of a dusk-to-dawn war movie marathon. Went specifically with some
buddies to see the Audie Murphy bio flick To Hell and Back.


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Part of 'Gunny's' Lock and Load TV Series



= = = = =

As part o f U.S.M.C. Basic ~ Boots are subjected to 'yelling' drills;
Among these are...
==> Rank Structure
==> Chain of Command
==> General Orders
==> Rifleman's Creed

These exercises are designed as a memory tool and to increase the lungs breathing capacity.

I.E. The D.I. will give the command 'Rank Structure'...
The Boots will then repeat...
Sir, Rank Structure, Aye-Aye, Sir
Sir, a Private in the Marine Corps has no stripes, Sir.
Sir, a Private First Class in the Marine Corps has one stripe up, Sir.
Sir, a Lance Corporal in the Marine Corps has one stripe up, with crossed rifles
below, Sir.
Sir, a Corporal in the Marine Corps has two stripes up, with crossed rifles
below, Sir.
...This will proceed thru each designated rank and description to... 4 star General.
Often the term 'I can't hear you' will be given, at which time the Boots will have to raise the volume…
dread be if the DI then gives a... 'From the beginning!

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I think he was also in "We Were Soldiers" with Mel Gibson, one of the best Viet Nam war movies I've seen.
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Old 04-16-18, 07:36 PM
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I think he was also in "We Were Soldiers" with Mel Gibson, one of the best Viet Nam war movies I've seen.
I don't think he was in that movie. Are you thinking of Sam Elliott maybe?

I agree....I thought this movie was excellent though.
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You need to see Full Metal Jacket.

When I asked my Uncle who had seen serious action in 'Nam if Private Ryan was the most realistic war film he ever saw he said no, the 1st 1/3 of FMJ was the most realistic portrayal of the Army in his book.
I have only seen bits of Full Metal Jacket. Yes, realistic. I recently saw a war movie all the way through (name ?), which was realistic, too. The main character had two brothers who were in the service and were killed in action. Hmmm...
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The Widmark film was Take the High Ground!
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P.S. I had to look it up, it just didn't sound right, Saw it at a Drive-in Theater
as part of a dusk-to-dawn war movie marathon. Went specifically with some
buddies to see the Audie Murphy bio flick To Hell and Back.
LOL - no, not quite right! Thanks for the correction.

I only saw it the one time in the late 1960's, watched it with my dad. When the Internet came along and I looked it up, kept thinking it was "Hit The High Ground". Great movie.

I knew the name of "Tribes", though! Saw that at the peak of the Vietnam War, certain I would be #1 in the draft lottery when I got out of high school.
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