RIP R. Lee Ermey

Homsar

Vyemm Raider
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If you were ever stationed at camp pendlton you could run into him. I saw him at the PX and whispered to my wife "holy shit" he turned around and said "what, you've never seen a fucking celebrity before" and then had a talk about how my life in the miliary was going. The man was a stud and funny as hell
 

j00t

Vyemm Raider
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24d 10h 52m
If you were ever stationed at camp pendlton you could run into him. I saw him at the PX and whispered to my wife "holy shit" he turned around and said "what, you've never seen a fucking celebrity before" and then had a talk about how my life in the miliary was going. The man was a stud and funny as hell
Similar story. Friend of mine was a marine, him and his wife were stationed there for a bit and ran into him. He said gunny went fmj in front of them and they just froze as he was so terrifying. They had their 6 month old with them and she thought he was hilarious. She'd laugh and he'd just cuss louder. Good times
 

TheNozz

Bronze Baronet of the Realm
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Met him at a military surplus store back in 2016: he was signing autographs AND taking pictures for free despite being the reason they were having a store wide sale. He even signed an extra autograph for my dad and the guys at his business. My only regret is I didn't ask him to take a picture where I was doing pushups and have him "motivate me."

The complete opposite of the character he played in Full Metal Jacket. He will be missed.
 

Gavinmad

Bronze Baron of the Realm
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Man, I feel old.

Do they even have drill sergeants like that anymore?
They can't lay a hand on you and they'll probably get in trouble if the XO/CO hears them using racial/gay slurs, but yeah they'll tear you up verbally so hard you'd probably rather they just hit you. Probably less so in mixed gender companies, but then they just smoke you with monkey fuckers and overhead arm claps until, once again, you'd rather just get punched in the face. If anything, drill sergeants are even rougher on non-infantry companies because afaik the majority of drill sergeants are infantry because you generally can't avoid doing a stint as a drill sergeant if you're going career as an NCO.