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  1. #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by Redneck Zen View Post
    Wish I'd made a screen shot ... I did my Google thing looking for the Apocalypse Now scene and saw the New York Times headline "Obscene Drill Instructor From Full Metal Jacket Dies at 74." Pissed me off. I watched the Apocalypse Now video, then went back looking for the NYT headline. It now says "Harsh Drill Instructor," etc. I wonder if someone kicked them in the ass.

    Anywho ... it's a sad afternoon. On the other hand, my morning was brighter as I got to pin (well, velcro) E-7 stripes on one of my old team mates. The Old Guard passes and the New Guard relieves.

    Semper Fi, Leatherneck.
    Found the original link, but the headline was changed. To quote the CINC, "Sad."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redneck Zen View Post
    New York Times headline "Obscene Drill Instructor From Full Metal Jacket Dies at 74."
    Betas gonna beta.
    Last edited by Eric Tull; 04-16-2018 at 06:12 PM.
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  3. #13
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    RIP

    Another good film he did was Siege of Firebase Gloria

    v/r

    JD

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    I met him and talked to him for a while in Conyers Ga at a GSSF match about 8 years ago. He was a super nice easy going and funny guy.

    Of course my "loose cannon" co-worker who was there with me opened the conversation with him with "Move over Gunny, the REAL gunny is here now".... pointing to me referring to me and my "nickname" at work. I was a bit embarrassed and about to choke my coworker out but Ermey took it all in good fun and talked to us for far far longer than he really had to. We actually somehow ended up talking about Chuck Norris....talking with the Gunny about Chuck Norris....there's a meme there somewhere....

    RIP Gunny...the REAL "Gunny" has now left the building.
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    A good man who's done a couple of bad things along the way....

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    RIP,Gunny. You're gonna be a tough act to follow,Semper Fi.

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    This guy was the reason I and probably generations of young men joined the Marines. Some folks watched Full Metal Jacket and thought thats Horrible, I thought I want to go throug that. I got the chance to meet him when he was the guest of Honor at our Marine Corps ball. He stuck around all night long taking pictures and shaking hands, easily til 1 or 2 AM.

    Also the Wayback machine archived the Obscene comment. https://web.archive.org/web/20180416...ead-actor.html

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    Semper Fi Gunny!
    Common sense is not a common virtue!

  9. #19
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    Semper Fi, Gunny. Valhalla has another great one added to their ranks.

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