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    R. Lee Ermey, ‘Full Metal Jacket’ Actor, Dies at 74

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/movies/new...6b7?li=BBnb7Kz

    Golden Globe-nominated actor for "Full Metal Jacket," R. Lee Ermey, died Sunday, his long-time manager Bill Rogin announced on Twitter.
    "It is with deep 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. Semper Fi, Gunny. Godspeed," the tweet reads.
    Statement from R. Lee Ermey's long time manager, Bill Rogin:
    It is with deep 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.
    Semper Fi, Gunny. Godspeed. pic.twitter.com/vf4O78JKmb
    -- R. Lee Ermey (@RLeeErmey) April 15, 2018

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    Rest in peace Gunny
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    I spent a few minutes with him at SHOT show in Orlando a few years back. He seemed like a "real" guy. He was very generous with his time even though he was being pulled in ten different directions.

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    He was a great shot with a submachine gun. Rest in peace Gunny....

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    RIP Gunny, you will be missed.

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    RIP & Semper Fi!
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    "A man ought ta do what he thinks is best" - "Hondo" Lane.(John Wayne)

    "If ya don't like my gate, ya don't have to swing on the hinges..." - L. Ackerman ( RIP)

    Enforce the Immigration laws & deport the illegal immigrants. Quit fooling around.

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    Very sad news to hear. Prayers and condolences for his family, and Semper Fi Gunny. My wife and I both love you and salute you R. Lee. Rest in Peace.

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    RIP, Gunny...
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    My wife and I met and talked with him at an N.R.A. convention in Indy a few years ago and told him about our nephew who had been severely wounded in a suicide bomber attack in Iraq. He wanted to hear all about it as he had just been to Walter Reed Hospital shortly before the convention and told us about some of the guys he met. Rest in peace Gunny.

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    RIP, Gunny Ermey.

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    RIP Gunny. I hope you are with God and complete now.
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    God speed Gunny!! You will forever be missed!

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    They broke the mould.

    Godspeed, gunny!
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    The Marine stood and faced God Which must always come to pass
    He hoped his shoes were shining Just as brightly as his brass.
    "Step forward Marine, How shall I deal with you?
    Have you always turned the other cheek? To My Church have you been true?" The Marine squared his shoulders and said, "No, Lord, I guess I ain't Because those of us who carry guns Can't always be a saint.
    I've had to work most Sundays And at times my talk was tough,
    And sometimes I've been violent, Because the world is awfully rough.
    But, I never took a penny That wasn't mine to keep...
    Though I worked a lot of overtime When the bills got just too steep.
    And I never passed a cry for help, Though at times I shook with fear,
    And sometimes, God forgive me, I've wept unmanly tears.
    I know I don't deserve a place Among the people here,
    They never wanted me around Except to calm their fears.
    If you've a place for me here, Lord, It needn't be so grand,
    I never expected or had too much, But if you don't, I'll understand."
    There was a silence all around the throne Where the saints had often trod As the Marine waited quietly, For the judgment of his God.
    "Step forward Marine, You've borne your burdens well,
    Walk peacefully on Heaven's streets, You've done your time in Hell."
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    Rest In Peace Gunny. You’ve reached your final mail call
    And will be missed.

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    That really stinks, I really liked ole Gunny. You couldn't ask for anyone more patriotic and the embodiment of what an American is.

    Semper Fi, Gunny, you will be missed.
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    I believe we'll all miss the Gunny, and remembering how he used to blast watermelons....Semper Fi, sir!
    And thanks.
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    RIP Gunny & Godspeed my brother.


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    Your turn on the wall is over, Rest in Peace Marine.
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    R.I.P Gunny....

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