‘Full Metal Jacket’ actor R. Lee Ermey has been laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery.
R. Lee Ermey, a former Marine Corps drill instructor best known for his role in Stanley Kubrick’s film “Full Metal Jacket,” was buried at Arlington National Cemetery on Friday with full military honors, according to the U.S. Naval Institute.
R. Lee Ermey, who turned his experience as a @USMC drill instructor into a notable role in the Academy Award-nominated 1987 film “Full Metal Jacket,” was buried Friday at Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors. https://t.co/hGQOImu7rg
— Stars and Stripes (@starsandstripes) January 19, 2019
R. Lee Ermey, who turned his experience as a Marine Corps drill instructor into a notable role in the Academy Award-nominated 1987 film “Full Metal Jacket,” was buried Friday at Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors.
The website Military.com said nearly 100 friends, family and fans gathered to pay their respects to Ermey, 74, who died in April due to complications from pneumonia.
The former Marine and Vietnam veteran was accorded a casket team, firing party, bugler and folding and presentation of the American flag, according to the cemetery website. The cemetery said on Twitter that he was buried in Section 82.
The Kansas native served 11 years in the Marines, including a tour as a drill instructor, 14 months in Vietnam and then on Okinawa, where he was promoted to staff sergeant prior to being medically discharged in 1972 for injuries he received during his service. More
Semper Fi Warrior R.Lee Ermey 🙏🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/pB9sgaJoPq
— Elke Hansen (@ElkeHansen7) January 19, 2019
Love his toxic masculinity. This country needs many, many more men just like him. If all American men were half the man Gunny was, we wouldn’t have the problems we are now facing.
Forget it, Gillette. This was “The Best A Man Can Be…” Just in case the snowflakes don’t understand. This is what a man looks like, the same type of person that is responsible for your living in a free country. Take note.
— ⭐MARINE🔥🔫357⭐🌩 (@Sissy_USMC) January 19, 2019