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Gunnery Sergeant Hartman: [Hartman gives a speech to the graduating recruits] Today, you people are no longer maggots. Today, you are Marines. You're part of a brotherhood. From now on until the day you die, wherever you are, every Marine is your brother. Most of you will go to Vietnam. Some of you will not come back. But always remember this: Marines die. That's what we're here for. But the Marine Corps lives forever. And that means YOU live forever.
Semper fi you old bastard
Lock n' Load with R Lee Ermey and Future Weapons with Mac, two of the shows that helped form my love for firearms. RIP Gunny, kick some hellhound ass.
Here's Gunny killing a platoon of watermelons. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qr1INupPSf4
And now both of them have passed away. Sad day.
Yes. Here's the link to Mac's passing in case anyone is feeling particularly masochistic tonight. https://www.reddit.com/r/guns/comments/5lqu1n/richard_mack_machowicz_navy_seal_and_host_of/
For me, it was Mail Call. Sparked my interest in military history. Watched it literally every day after school when I was a kid. Fuck.
Semper Fi, Carry On!
They were both awesome at what they did.
Sad to see them gone. Watching the old military channel re-runs of Locked n' Loaded, Future Weapons, and 20th century battlefields is what got me hooked on Firearms and Military history.
Conversation btw me and wife
Now I have a major malfunction.
btw means by the way, not between....btw
It’s a newspaper column abbreviation. Thanks though.
Edit: I do what I want.
Yeah, wife just said she has no idea who I'm talking about. Ugh...
My wife didn't know either.
Grounds for divorce
WHO IN THE MOTHER OF FUCK GAVE YOU PERMISSION TO LEAVE, GUNNERY SERGEANT!? WHAT PANTYWAIST DEVIL-BASTARD MADE YOU THINK YOU COULD LEAVE US? HE HAD NO GODDAMN AUTHORITY TO DO THAT! NO I'M NOT FUCKING CRYING GODDAMNIT!
RIP Gunny, hope the big FOB in the sky treats you well you beautiful sonofabitch.
I WILL RIP THE SON OF A WHORE WHO GAVE GUNNY PERMISSION TO DIE INTO A MILLION FUCKING PIECES FEED HIM TO A FUCKING SHIT STAINED WOLF AND THEN PISS ON THE SHIT THAT COMES OUT.
AND BURN IT!
R. Lee Ermey has passed away this morning due to complications from pneumonia. RIP to one of the people who got me into this hobby. I'm sure that actors playing new recruits and watermelons everywhere are breathing easier today, but for the rest of us we've lost an amazing man and one of the Marine Corps legends.
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Stolen from Eli Thompson on Twitter "Marines never die. God must have needed someone to train the boys in heaven. Gunny was reassigned."
A true American patriot, he is sorely missed. I bought a 1911 today not knowing this, I'm hoping he would be proud of of that.
I'm sure he would
I thought he
shilled advertised for Glock?
Simple, just buy a Glock brand 1911.
I had the honor of meeting him once back in 2004 at the Novi Expo Center for a men's convention. They had Playboy bunnies, athletes, etc. there to do signings and pics, and all kinds of other cool guy stuff cars, guns, and what not. Gunny was there also for an autograph signing. The Marines were there doing a pull up contest where you got a T-shirt if you participated and Gunny was doing his thing at another area of the convention. When I got up to meet him he asked me if I was going to do some pull ups and I told him I wasn't planning on it because there were Playboy bunnies there and I was going there next to take pics with them. He asked me what my major malfunction was. Which was awesome. Then he told me women like men who can do pull ups. Finally he ordered me to go over and do some pull ups so I did.
Best meeting I ever had with a celebrity, he was everything I thought he would be. He also signed a Gadsden flag that I gave to my dad and took a couple pics with me. These were regular pics I'm going to dig through my stuff next weekend to see if I still have them, it not hopefully they're at my mom's house.
I got to meet him in person in '99 during a Toys 4 Tots drive where he was signing books and such and being generally awesome. When he found out I was a Somalia veteran he stood up from his chair and walked around the table to shake my hand personally. I was very touched and he signed my VHS Copy of FMJ with typical awesomeness. RIP Gunny, he was a Marine that would make Chester C. Pully go "Now that's a G-Damn Marine!"
That is cool. Thanks for sharing your story. I hope you still have that copy of FMJ but if not you always have the memory of meeting him.
I'm 23 and he is one childhood hero that I can officially say never let me down. I watched mail call every week and even dressed up as him for a 6th grade project and yelled at people all day. RIP Gunny
Im 25, loved mail call when i was young. Never even knew him as gunny in fmj til like age 21.
fucking loved mail call
Same here. I loved watching Mail Call as a kid with my dad.
You climb like old people fuck Private Pile! I Loved that one, RIP
Do you believe in the Virgin Mary Private Joker?!
Sir, no sir.
Throws trashcan away aggressively
Well well, Private Joker, I don't believe I heard you correctly.
What a bummer, he seemed like one of those guys that would live forever. RIP
He will, in our memories.
This man, other than living a fantastic life of adventure and service to his country, owns one of the best acting performances ever captured on film.
I know many will say he wasn’t “acting” but he still pulled off a legendary role that no “professional” actor could ever hope to achieve.
RIP R. Lee Ermey. You will be missed.
My thoughts drift back to erect-nipple wet dreams about Mary Jane Rottencrotch, and the Great Homecoming Fuck Fantasy. I am so happy that I am alive, in one piece and short. I'm in a world of shit. Yes. But I am alive. And I am not afraid.
Full Metal Jacket
Siege of Firebase Gloria
Rest in peace you magnificent bastard.
I’m legitimately saddened by this.
I WILL GOUGE OUT YOUR EYEBALLS AND SKULL FUCK YOU!!!!
Would highly recommend "Firebase Gloria" for those of you who havent seen. Prime Gunny material up the wazoo.
Where's a good place to watch or buy it?
Not sure the best legal method tbh. I havent actually purchased a movie in a long time. Ive torrented it and got it on my plex server. Maybe amazon?
I DIDNT KNOW THEY STACKED SHIT THAT HIGH
Sheeit, and they had just sold his custom inscribed Glock at RIA today. The dude was a proper legend, not just to gunners like us, but to movie culture. Everyone knows he's the guy from Full Metal Jacket. Lots of people can recite any given quote from him. If they don't, they probably know him from many of his other roles.
I suppose this isn't a unique sentiment, but this really fuckin' sucks. I wonder... is he going to heaven, or did they need him in hell to kick some ass?
Lots of people can recite any given quote from him. If they don't, they probably
know him from many of his other roles.could suck a golf ball through a garden hose.
And on that day, God set Gunny on his own cloud overlooking Hell, so he had a sniper perch to waste commies ever after.
Mail Call was amazing. Also those Glock commercials...
And of course everything else he ever did.
I had the opportunity to meet him about four and a half years ago at a gun range where he was doing a book signing. There was a long line of people that were eager to meet him, perhaps overly so as you can imagine. However he took time to chat with each and every person and he was genuinely interested to learn something about everyone. My wife and I were incredibly impressed by how much more like Bob Ross he was than GySgt Hartman.
You he can haze Pvt Pyle in the afterlife.
Damn. That sucks. Semper Fi.
I even have one of the R Lee Ermey motivational speakers.
I can't think of anything else to say. The man was a true American.
Rest in Peace sir. You will be sorely missed.
Rest in Peace. I loved locked and loaded (though I only discovered it this year) This man reminds me of my own grandfather, and he probably was like one for many. Hearing this saddens me greatly.
Im glad he wont see the decimation of the 2nd.
This is by far the most depressing thing I've heard in a long time.
SOUND OFF LIKE YOU GOT A PAIR
May this American patriot RIP. =(
Meanwhile Trump is elected president at 74 lol it's crazy how fast some people age so much faster than others.
RIP Gunny. You will be dearly missed.
Pneumonia can take you out at any age. Guy from my office died from it a couple of months ago. He was in his early 50's.
Wow. He was timeless. I always wanted to try to get to shotshow and shake his hand.
RIP. Mail Call was a staple of my childhood.
Till Valhalla Gunny
Damn... I watched FMJ a few times, watched Gunny Time some, and I was really impressed by him. The other day in a thread I thought he passed because someone referenced FMJ. I was worried and now it's come back to bite me in the ass. He really was an inspiration.
"Marines don't die, they just go to hell and regroup"
Semper Fi, Guns
fun blooper real I watched today in honor of him:
A hero to all. Rest easy brother, your legacy will live on.
Semper fi gunny.
I was literally just watching one of his old tv show where he was comparing firearms and I was wondering how he is nowadays. Hearing this news saddens me a lot. Rest in peace
RIP. Thanks for being such a kickass guy, and for playing in one of the best movies ever made.
Back during the Mail Call days and when I was probably 10 my dad took me to some custom car show in Dallas. The surprise (for me) was that Gunny was there signing autographs. He got there at like 2 PM and was only supposed to stay until 5 PM. We got in-line around 3 PM and waited our turn to see the Gunny. We probably didn't get to his table until 5:15 and we still there, greeting fans with a smile. He shook my hand, talked to me and dad for a couple minutes and took a picture with us. We walked through the car shot for a good hour after and he still there, more than an hour after he was supposed to leave meeting fans and taking pictures.
Completely unlike his role in FMJ. He was such a nice guy.
So sad that he's gone.
Semper Fi Gunny
One day when they give him an honorary Academy Award they should have realized they should have given him a real Academy Award all those years ago.
What the fuck.... Dangit. Well my Sundays ruined. Rip gunny. Semper Fi.
What an awesome man, he motivated me
Rest In Peace Hero!
Mail call helped me get into guns. RIP Gunny.
I will be shooting some Glocks tonight in his memory (He did the "wrong xyz" Glock commercials)
F ffffffuck. Why him?!
Chesty needs good NCOs in heaven.
I AM GUNNERY SERGEANT HARTMAN, YOUR SEÑIOR DRILL INSTRUCTOR
what is gonna happen to his personal armory? he had some good loot
Saddest news I've seen in a long time. My dad really liked Lee, and I'm sure this will hit him hard.
Rest easy, gunny.
Man, his role in the remake of Texas Chainsaw Massacre was pretty insane. RIP to one scary tough motherfucker.
Amd thus the last man with any testosterone leaves the city of LA for a a better place
fuckin sucks man..he was awesome.
This is my rifle......yall know the rest
My best memory of him is in FMJ when he told pyle, "Then quit, you slimy fucking walrus-looking piece of shit! Get the fuck off of my obstacle! Get the fuck down off of my obstacle! Now! Move it! I'm gonna rip your balls off so you cannot contaminate the rest of the world! I will motivate you private pyle, if it short-dicks every cannibal on the Congo!" Semper Fi Gunny.
If you truly exist, can we please trade his life for you to take Hillary Clinton instead? I know he's killed folks because hell, he's THE GUNNY, but I'm sure the Clintons have killed more.
GTFO of here with your politics garbage and honor this great American.
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Bad bot. Bad Gomer Pyle
I bet you're the kind of bot that would fuck a person in the ass and not even have the goddamn common courtesy to give him a reach-around. I'll be watching you.
Who said that? WHO FUCKING SAID THAT?
OH THE FAIRY FUCKING GODMOTHER SAID IT?!?!?!