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    Default R. Lee Ermey passes at 74

    This sucks. I met the Gunny a few times. Good man. America's Drill Instructor and the face of Marine Corps Boot Camp since Full Metal Jacket.

    Rest in Peace Gunny, and Semper Fi!

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    RIP, Gunny!
    why you so serious!

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    May I ask a dumb question?
    Brodie: Breakfast? Breakfast, shmreakfast. Look at the score, for Christ's sake. It's only the second period and I'm up 12 to 2. Breakfasts come and go, Rene, but Hartford, "the Whale," they only beat Vancouver once, maybe twice in a lifetime.

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    Hated to read this...RIP R LEE.

    Very cool that you met him Davii.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Von Kinger View Post
    May I ask a dumb question?
    Too late maggot, you already did!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davii View Post
    Too late maggot, you already did!
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    Brodie: Breakfast? Breakfast, shmreakfast. Look at the score, for Christ's sake. It's only the second period and I'm up 12 to 2. Breakfasts come and go, Rene, but Hartford, "the Whale," they only beat Vancouver once, maybe twice in a lifetime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Von Kinger View Post
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    Just trying to honor the Gunny's memory. What's your question?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davii View Post
    Just trying to honor the Gunny's memory. What's your question?
    What is the significance of that rank? Like, what does it do, how high up is it? Etc. I've never seen the films he was in.
    Brodie: Breakfast? Breakfast, shmreakfast. Look at the score, for Christ's sake. It's only the second period and I'm up 12 to 2. Breakfasts come and go, Rene, but Hartford, "the Whale," they only beat Vancouver once, maybe twice in a lifetime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Von Kinger View Post
    What is the significance of that rank? Like, what does it do, how high up is it? Etc. I've never seen the films he was in.
    Read up here.

    Basically gunnys run everything in a unit. There aren't a lot but they're in charge of each functional area. After Gunny you either become a 1stSgt where you deal with personnel issues only, or you become a Master Sergeant where you deal more with your job field.

    I was a Gunny for 7 years, that's where I ran maintenance shops around the world. As a MSgt I'm considered to be a professional in maintenance, but I'm not in charge of anything anymore. I report to, and advise the General, on everything maintenance related but my main job is to make sure everyone has what they need (parts, tools, test equipment, Marines, etc), set policy, etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davii View Post
    Read up here.

    Basically gunnys run everything in a unit. There aren't a lot but they're in charge of each functional area. After Gunny you either become a 1stSgt where you deal with personnel issues only, or you become a Master Sergeant where you deal more with your job field.

    I was a Gunny for 7 years, that's where I ran maintenance shops around the world. As a MSgt I'm considered to be a professional in maintenance, but I'm not in charge of anything anymore. I report to, and advise the General, on everything maintenance related but my main job is to make sure everyone has what they need (parts, tools, test equipment, Marines, etc), set policy, etc
    That being said, Ermey never really even achieved the rank of Gunny. He only ever made it to Staff and GySgt was something that was "awarded" to him due to his popularity as Gunny Hartman.

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    I didn't realize he was actually in the service - Marines.

    RIP Gunny. Memorable role - for sure.

    I also didn't realize it was his voice in Toy Story.

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    I can only imagine how a Sgt. Hartman would go over in today's multi-gendered military. He'd be court-martialed before the first f-word crossed his lips.
    I miss the old Mile High Stadium.

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