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Taps: R. Lee Ermey – Full Metal Jacket

April 17, 2018

From the Military.com website

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,” in which he immortalized lines such as: “What is your major malfunction?”

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Be sure to watch the two videos in this article. Better yet, download “Full Metal Jacket”, especially those of you too young to remember this 1987 movie. R. Lee Emery became a legend, appearing in only 40 minutes of this two hour movie.

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