RIP R. Lee Ermey

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. It is a terrible loss
that nobody was prepared for. He has meant so much to so many people.
And, it is extremely difficult to truly quantify all of the great things
this man has selflessly done for, and on behalf of, our many men and
women in uniform. He has also contributed many iconic and indelible
characters on film that will live on forever. Gunnery Sergeant Hartman
of Full Metal Jacket fame was a hard and principled man. The real R. Lee
Ermey was a family man, and a kind and gentle soul. He was generous to
everyone around him. And, he especially cared deeply for others in need.

There is a quote made famous in Full Metal Jacket. It's actually the
Riflemen's Creed. "This is my rifle. There are many like it, but this
one is mine."

There are many Gunny's, but this one was OURS. And,
we will honor his memory with hope and kindness. Please support your
men and women in uniform. That's what he wanted most of all.

Semper Fi, Gunny. Godspeed.


  • edited April 2018
    I will raise a glass tonight.

    Truly iconic.

    & 74?

    That sucks.
  • I always wondered what people that were under his command would say about him.

    The kids and I watched Full Metal Jacket just the other night, great movie.
  • I comfort myself by remembering that we still have Mattis.

    Makes me almost wish that I had joined the Marines instead of the Army, but then I remember... I’m allergic to crayons.
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