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#1 full auto 45

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Posted 31 January 2004 - 10:32 PM

At a local car show R. Lee Ermey was there for a few hours signing autographs and posing for pictures. I had to jump in. Hell the car show sucked, so I had my digital camera and a couple buddies and we stood forever to see the man. He talked to everybody and if you wanted a picture, he jumped right up and BAM!! I had a couple taken with him. The first one I was just the usual hi there here's a mug shot type picture....
R. Lee Ermey & Me

Then I told him I was in the Air Force years ago. I think he took it well.
R. Lee found out I was in the Air Force
I invited him to come to Indy anytime and let's go shoot some Thompson's and others! Hell he took my email and number...who knows!?
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Posted 31 January 2004 - 10:43 PM

full auto,

That's about the same look he gave me when I met him at our Marine Corp League Awards Banquet and I mentioned his role in "Saving Silverman" Of course I mentioned it like this.."Hey Gunney, I saw you in the movie Saving Silverman...so tell me...did you do a lot of sea duty"?

Seriously, he's a great guy. He stuck around till 0300 just shooting the breeze like he was a normal Joe.

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#3 The1930sRust

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Posted 31 January 2004 - 10:53 PM

Wow! I'd never wash my neck again.....
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Posted 31 January 2004 - 10:56 PM

Pretty cool!

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Posted 01 February 2004 - 03:28 AM

Mike, that is sooooo cool! Maybe you could convince Gunny to join us on www.Machinegunbooks.com and John, Junior's Sunday evening firside Thompson chat!! biggrin.gif smile.gif cool.gif Regards, Walter
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Posted 01 February 2004 - 03:52 AM

OOHH! RAHH!!

I would love to me R. Lee!

I like the "Air Force" picture! laugh.gif

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Posted 01 February 2004 - 11:05 AM

I contacted the ol' gunny several months ago, submitting a proposal to his producers to do a piece on his "mail call" show about the military history of the Thompson. Got a nice responce from Lee stating that they had just completed a segment on The Thompson. Unfortunately I missed that segment, don't know how in depth they made it, I suspect though that it was a pretty short piece... has anyone seen that episode?

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Posted 01 February 2004 - 11:30 AM

Wow,.. You never know what treasures you`ll find at this place!!! Mike you gotta tell him he supposed to go south for the winter...like Florida...so I can get some pics..hell I`ll take him to the NASLEEM museum and get a pic of him holdin` the Midas tmsg. Boy! won`t that start the cluckin`. Maybe we can talk him into coming to Virginia event,who knows?KEEPEM`SMOKIN`,out. wink.gif
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Posted 01 February 2004 - 12:43 PM

Those are great pictures Mike, you should of asked him about playing Sgt. Loyce in "The Boys In Company C" his greatest role ever!
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Posted 01 February 2004 - 02:22 PM

Didn't he play that drill sergeant role in the movie, 'Full Metal Jacket'? huh.gif ...(one of the few Viet Nam movies that had a couple of tanks in it) wink.gif ........jw
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#11 Walter63a

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Posted 01 February 2004 - 03:30 PM

junglewalk, yes indeed, he did play Drill Seargeant Hartman in Full Metal Jacket. tongue.gif cool.gif He also played a sick member of a cannibalistic family, impersonating a Deputy Sheriff, in the recent remake of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. blink.gif smile.gif Does anyone here know if that movie is based on fact, or is it pure fiction? Regards, Walter
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Posted 01 February 2004 - 05:30 PM

and don't forget "firebase gloria'with wing's hauser..........

wait is this off topic now....................????? take care ron colt 21a
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Posted 01 February 2004 - 05:49 PM

Or "Mississippi Burning" as the Mayor.
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Posted 01 February 2004 - 09:32 PM

That's Senior Drill Instructor Gunnery Sergeant Hartman. He's played a wide range of characters in a bunch of movies. The Siege of Firebase Gloria was however the absolute worst big name actor movie (tied for worst with Bad Lieutenant and Tango and Cash).


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