Sunday, April 15, 2018

R. Lee Ermey - In Memorium - A Patriot Has Fallen

Today was rolling along nicely for me until about 10 minutes ago when I learned of the death of R. Lee Ermey, better known to some as Gunny, and whose biggest claim to fame may have been his role of Gunnery Sergeant Hartman in Full Metal Jacket.  

As his Hollywood career abruptly fell by the wayside when he was blackballed by Hollyweird leftists due to his Independent & Conservative leanings (source) so too did his life end suddenly. He died, unexpectedly today, of complications from pneumonia - he was 74 (the source).

To say he will be missed is an understatement. I was just watching a movie, in the wee hours of tis morning, with him in it - something about a neighborhood watch and aliens - damned if I remember the name of the movie. About the only reason I kept watching it as long as I did was that he appeared in it; I had been about to turn it off because it sucked and he appeared and that rekindled my interest. When his character got killed off, I turned it off. How ironic that when I saw his character get killed early this morning in a movie - I had to pause and think for a moment to remember if he was alive or had passed - and he actually passed this morning; that coincidence is creeping me out.

I loved the characters he played, I was thankful to him for his service to our nation, thought he was the man and especially loved his shows Lock N' Load and Mail Call, both in which he reviewed military weapons and technology.


He will be missed, we have lost a great one and a true patriot but somehow I think he will live forever.

All the best,
Glenn B

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