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Re: Marines!!!
John Milliman #1262714 Mon Apr 16 2018 01:12 PM
Joined: Sep 2001
Posts: 30,152
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RIP - he will be remembered by film buffs (and, Marines) forever

https://cdn.movieweb.com/img.news.tops/NEtOO4y0Ob9YwB_1_b/R-Lee-Ermey-Dies-74-Years-Old.jpg

"Basically, a silver-haired judge, a kindly old judge, looked down at me and said, This is the second time I've seen you up here and it looks like we're going to have to do something about this. He gave me a choice. He said I could either go into the military - any branch I wanted to go to - or he was going to send me where the sun never shines. And I love sunshine, I don't know about you."

At the age of 17, R. Lee Ermey joined the United States Marine Corps and went through training in San Diego, California in 1961.


He served 14 months in Viet Nam


Tim
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Re: Marines!!!
John Milliman #1262800 Tue Apr 17 2018 12:56 AM
Joined: Jul 2014
Posts: 586
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Shop Shark
Yeah, read that today. 71 years old seems way to young to me. It was "familiar" watching him as a Drill Instructor in Full Metal Jacket. Guess he bought some of his real Drill Instructor experience to the movie it seems. Enjoyed him acting in movies, he is another "character" that will be missed. Semper Fi, Gunny!


Ronnie
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Re: Marines!!!
John Milliman #1265612 Sat May 12 2018 07:08 PM
Joined: Dec 2002
Posts: 3,664
Moderator - The Electrical Bay and Rocky Mountain Bolters
I was at the Colorado State Marine Corps League convention. As always, conversation rolled back to boot camp. The feller sitting next to me said, I was a DI from 77-79, I was in boot camp in 78. He was my series Gunny. He had a couple of good stories about my Sr. DI too.


Another quality post.


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Re: Marines!!!
John Milliman #1268153 Tue Jun 05 2018 02:35 AM
Joined: Mar 2015
Posts: 53
S
Wrench Fetcher
inlisted oct 69 just before staging for nam got sent back to mcrd san deigo for sea school then mar det midway great duty in and out of subic bay, japan hong kong .... 0311 groung pounder.... discharged dec 72

Re: Marines!!!
John Milliman #1273099 Fri Jul 20 2018 01:05 AM
Joined: Mar 2015
Posts: 53
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Wrench Fetcher
69 -72 0311 after boot camp i kinda enjoyed it how soon we forget got out on disabilty retirement dont regret it

Re: Marines!!!
John Milliman #1277582 Thu Aug 23 2018 11:15 PM
Joined: Aug 2018
Posts: 12
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New Guy
First thing to say is ooorraah brothers. I was the 1st Marine in my family. My grand son just got back from Africa, he became a Marine 50 years after I did. I served on the USS Ranger Cva 61. Was at Camp Pendleton, on the Ranger in Tonkin Gulf, Viet Nam, Last duty station Sergeant of the guard, Marine barracks Portsmouth, Va. Look forward to visits with you jarheads.

Re: Marines!!!
John Milliman #1278130 Tue Aug 28 2018 04:29 AM
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 4,275
Shop Shark
Here is to those that serve and served.
Second verse of the Star Spangled Banner sung by an ex Marine.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hliDBEQed1U

Thanks
Don


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Re: Marines!!!
John Milliman #1279051 Tue Sep 04 2018 04:58 PM
Joined: Aug 2018
Posts: 12
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New Guy
John Milliman, Its more than a coincidence I guess but how is it the we are both Marines and I have friends in Mechanicsville, MD they are the Baileys. I wondered if you knew them?

Re: Marines!!!
John Milliman #1279079 Tue Sep 04 2018 08:16 PM
Joined: Nov 1995
Posts: 4,560
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Unrepentant VW Lover
That *is* sort of a big family ... wink ... Conversations like this are probably best conducted via PM, though chug


John
"There is a life about to start
When tomorrow comes..."


'49 Chevrolet 3804

Re: Marines!!!
John Milliman #1302651 Mon Mar 11 2019 05:27 PM
Joined: Nov 1995
Posts: 4,560
J
Unrepentant VW Lover
Quote for the day:

"A Marine should be sworn to the patient endurance of hardships, like the ancient knights; and it is not the least of these necessary hardships to have to serve with sailors."
-- unknown (to me, anyway)

Let me add to the end: "and Navy civilians."


John
"There is a life about to start
When tomorrow comes..."


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