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Semper Fi and may God Bless our beloved Marine Corps

Discussion in 'The US Marine Corps Forum' started by USMC Scout Dog, Feb 18, 2006.

  1. 1966 - 1969

    Sgt. United States Marine Corps

    Scout Dog Handler
    Viet Nam, Jan. 1968 - Feb. 1969

    R. Lee Ermy was my Drill Instructor. I had a chance to visit with him recently in Cincinnati, Ohio. I had the honor of introducing him to my oldest son.

    Semper Fi
  2. dbolden


    Jul 20, 2005
    San Diego, Ca
    was he really the same as on the movies?

  3. Anything you see in Full Metal Jacket would have been a kind and gentle day for the Gunny. He was an E5 at the time. He was one of the hardest men that I have ever known. For those strong enough to pass his test in Boot Camp it was found that he turned boys into United States Marines. I hold him, and my two other Drill Instructors in the highest honor. He is the kind of man you want on your side when times get ugly.
  4. reconvic

    reconvic Recon Marine

    Feb 27, 2005
    Mesa, Az.
    I was at P.I. in Oct.68 at 17 Plt.2001
    He and Gunny McClain were drinking buddies.
  5. I was with him in Plt 3086, MCRD San Diego, 1966. I'm sure that he may have had a number of fellas that were drinking buddies. Most of us did.
  6. R. Lee Ermey is awesome! He was first retiree in the history of the Marine corps to be promoted.......that says a lot right there!:)