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LOS ANGELES - R. Lee Ermey, a former marine who made a career in Hollywood playing hard-nosed military men like Gunnery Sgt. Hartman in Stanley Kubrick's "Full Metal Jacket," has died.

Ermey's longtime manager Bill Rogin says he died Sunday morning from pneumonia-related complications. He was 74.

The Kansas native was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for his memorable performance in "Full Metal Jacket," immortalizing lines like "What is your major malfunction?" He also voiced the little green army man Sarge in the "Toy Story" films and played a helicopter pilot in "Apocalypse Now," among many other roles.

Rogin says that while his characters were often hard and principled, the real Ermey was a family man and a kind and gentle soul who supported the men and women who serve.

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His service and career an inspiration to many. May gallant trumpets roar heralding him to the here after. S!

 

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7 hours ago, charlielima said:

RIP Gunny.

Remember you always.

 

Fun fact: When the recruit pulled the knife out. That was Ermey's real reaction. He didn't know the actor had a knife on him.

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I grew up watching him on Mail Call. Rest in Peace, Gunny. You've been an inspiration to at least two generations of veterans, myself included.

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Its Tough Just Attended Funeral For Cousin's Husband Second Special Ops Vietnam Those Guys Were A Breed Apart Seen The Worst Of Humanity And Never Spoke A Word About It. Gunny Is A Beloved Figure And God Rest His Soul.

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