R. Lee Ermey

breamfisherbreamfisher Senior MemberPosts: 12,555 Senior Member
Passed away today.

Pneumonia. 
Overkill is underrated.
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  • orchidmanorchidman Senior Member Posts: 7,308 Senior Member
    Damn. I really liked that guy.
    RIP.
    Still enjoying the trip of a lifetime and making the best of what I have.....
  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 16,597 Senior Member
    I hate hearing that,
    Semper Fi Gunny
    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 15,380 Senior Member
    WHAT?!?!?

    What the heck happened?

    I'll google...
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    Carry a 25 if it makes you feel good, but do not ever load it. If you load it, you may shoot it. If you shoot it, you may hit somebody, and if you hit somebody – and he finds out about it – he may be very angry with you. --Jeff Cooper
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 15,380 Senior Member
    Pneumonia. He was only 74.

    This sucks...
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    Carry a 25 if it makes you feel good, but do not ever load it. If you load it, you may shoot it. If you shoot it, you may hit somebody, and if you hit somebody – and he finds out about it – he may be very angry with you. --Jeff Cooper
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 15,380 Senior Member


    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    Carry a 25 if it makes you feel good, but do not ever load it. If you load it, you may shoot it. If you shoot it, you may hit somebody, and if you hit somebody – and he finds out about it – he may be very angry with you. --Jeff Cooper
  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 500 Member
    Quite a huge career. I doubt if there's anyone that hasn't seen him on screen. He'll be missed.
  • terminator012terminator012 Senior Member Posts: 2,645 Senior Member
    Hate to hear this R.I.P. Gunny.
  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 30,180 Senior Member
    May he RIP.


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  • coolgunguycoolgunguy Senior Member Posts: 5,640 Senior Member
    RIP, Gunny... you'll be missed! 
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  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 15,380 Senior Member
    orchidman said:
    Damn. I really liked that guy.
    RIP.
    Yep - he was one of my heroes. A man of honor and integrity - we need more like him. Heck, he even approved my post to his guestbook!
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    Carry a 25 if it makes you feel good, but do not ever load it. If you load it, you may shoot it. If you shoot it, you may hit somebody, and if you hit somebody – and he finds out about it – he may be very angry with you. --Jeff Cooper
  • olesniperolesniper Senior Member Posts: 3,475 Senior Member
    Hate this. He was one of the good guys. RIP 

    Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
    I will fear no evil: For I carry a .308 and not a .270
  • BAMAAKBAMAAK Senior Member Posts: 3,962 Senior Member
    Saw him at the NRA convention a couple years ago.  He had the longest line in the place waiting to meet him.

    RIP GUNNY
    "He only earns his freedom and his life Who takes them every day by storm."

    -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German writer and politician
  • SIGgalSIGgal Senior Member Posts: 1,582 Senior Member
    Aww, that is so sad. Gunny was the best :(
    "Marriage is a hunting permit that allows you only one dear at a time"
  • BufordBuford Senior Member Posts: 6,527 Senior Member
    RIP Gunny. Semper Fi
    Just look at the flowers Lizzie, just look at the flowers.
  • Wambli SkaWambli Ska Moderator Posts: 25,095 Senior Member
    RIP Gunny, I'll bet you God gives you a great job keeping the Angels marching in line...
    "Attack rapidly, ruthlessly, viciously, without rest, however tired and hungry you may be, the enemy will be more tired, more hungry. Keep punching." General George S. Patton
  • Big Al1Big Al1 Senior Member Posts: 6,531 Senior Member
    RIP Gunny, another great one gone!
  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 7,334 Senior Member
    Was just watching him on youtube the other day
    RIP Gunny
    Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
  • BigslugBigslug Senior Member Posts: 6,597 Senior Member
    Met him a couple times at Highpower matches and once at a Glock event.

    Crap. . . :'(
    WWJMBD?

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  • 1965Jeff1965Jeff Senior Member Posts: 1,542 Senior Member
    RIP Gunny, missing you from KS.
  • Gene LGene L Senior Member Posts: 9,337 Senior Member
    Sad news.  I thought he was indestructible.  RIP.
    Not too many problems you can't fix
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  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 13,548 Senior Member
    Gunny was a Native Kansan....Rest in Peace...Thank you for your service...
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  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 20,708 Senior Member
    Big Chief said:
    May he RIP.


    I'm late to the party Chief. I sent you a message telling you but I was the last to know. Since you were military,  I was telling you so you could write something here, but they beat us both to it. Anyway, I don't think there was anyone on this forum that didn't love the man, or at least his character. I believed him to be the Real Deal. RIP Gunny!
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  • Lonewolf-PeruLonewolf-Peru Member Posts: 329 Member
    Sad news.
  • JermanatorJermanator Senior Member Posts: 13,766 Senior Member
    Damn. He will be missed.
  • jaywaptijaywapti Senior Member Posts: 4,124 Senior Member
    Sad to hear that, RIP gunny

    JAY
    THE DEFINITION OF GUN CONTROL IS HITTING THE TARGET WITH YOUR FIRST SHOT
  • rberglofrberglof Senior Member Posts: 1,922 Senior Member
    RIP!       One of the best.
  • FFLshooterFFLshooter Member Posts: 282 Member
    Just terrible. Never met him but he sure seemed likeable every time he was on TV. May he rest from his labors.
  • centermass556centermass556 Senior Member Posts: 3,386 Senior Member

    Do you think he asked St Peter to show him his "war face"?

    I had read somewhere that he completely ad lib'd that that entire scene in FMJ.

    "To have really lived, you must have almost died. To those who have fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know."
  • bisleybisley Senior Member Posts: 9,677 Senior Member

    Do you think he asked St Peter to show him his "war face"?

    I had read somewhere that he completely ad lib'd that that entire scene in FMJ.

    Yep. I saw an interview where he discussed it. After discussing it with him, the director just ran the camera and let him go as long as he wanted.

    RIP, Gunny. You made your contribution.
  • Make_My_DayMake_My_Day Senior Member Posts: 6,302 Senior Member
    Loved that movie FMJ. Seems like such a waste to die at 74 of pneumonia complications.
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