RIP R. Lee Ermey ("The Gunny")
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    RIP R. Lee Ermey ("The Gunny")

    Statement from R. Lee Ermey's long time manager, Bill Rogin:
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    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.
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    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."
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    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.
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    Semper Fi, Gunny. Godspeed.
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    My Thoughts:
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    We have lost a great patriot... RIP Gunny... Your watch is over, We will take it from here... Changing of the guard, Saint Peter you are relieved... God's speed Gunny, you will be missed...
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    I was honored to have met R. Lee Ermey (Gunny) when I was In the Navy stationed on the USS Ranger CV-61, he was doing a taping of his show and he was exactly what you saw on his show's, never a question as to where he was at and a warm personable man who loved his country 24/7.
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    Semper-Fi Marine OohRah.
    The only easy day was yesterday
    Dedicated to my brother in law who died
    doing what he loved being a Navy SEAL

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    The Marine stood and faced God which must always come to pass
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    He hoped his shoes were shining just as brightly as his brass.
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    "Step forward Marine, How shall I deal with you?
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    Have you always turned the other cheek? To My Church have you been true?"
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    The Marine squared his shoulders and said, "No, Lord, I guess I ain't
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    Because those of us who carry guns can't always be a saint.
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    I've had to work most Sundays and at times my talk was tough,
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    And sometimes I've been violent, because the world is awfully rough.
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    But, I never took a penny that wasn't mine to keep...
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    Though I worked a lot of overtime when the bills got just too steep.
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    And I never passed a cry for help, though at times I shook with fear,
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    And sometimes, God forgive me, I've wept unmanly tears.
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    I know I don't deserve a place among the people here,
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    They never wanted me around except to calm their fears.
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    If you've a place for me here, Lord, It needn't be so grand,
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    I never expected or had too much, but if you don't, I'll understand."
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    There was a silence all around the throne where the saints had often trod
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    As the Marine waited quietly, for the judgment of his God.
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    "Step forward Marine, You've borne your burdens well,
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    Walk peacefully on Heaven's streets, You've done your time in Hell."
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    Rest easy Gunny. Heavens gates await you.
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    Fair winds and Following Seas.
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    The only easy day was yesterday
    Dedicated to my brother in law who died
    doing what he loved being a Navy SEAL

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