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Topic: RIP R Lee Ermey (gunny)
Posts: 5167
Location: Queensland

Died a little earlier today aged 74 from complications related to pneumonia.

Little known fact about the "Gunny":

He is the only Marine to be promoted after retiring.
He rose to the rank of Staff Sergeant after spending 14 months in Vietnam and doing two tours in Okinawa. He was medically retired for the injuries he received during his service. But it was in 2002, that Marine Corps Commandant James L. Jones promoted Ermey to E-7, Gunnery Sergeant, the rank he became so well-known for. It was the first and only time the Corps has promoted a retiree.

Best known for his role in "Full Metal Jacket" which I think I will watch tonight.
Posts: 26360
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland

Milos Forman died recently also :(
Posts: 41068
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
im reading one flew over the cuckoo's nest for the first time now. never seen the moofie, cant wait to watch it.
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Location: Gold Coast, Queensland

It's a classic for pretty good reason.
Steve Farrelly
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Posts: 7646
Location: Sydney, New South Wales

Oh man, I loved R. Lee Ermey. Not just for FMJ, but his other roles. He was fantastic for his little time in Se7en and in Toy Story. Such a great presence.
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