August 9, 2009

R. Lee Ermey

I figured since I've posted one celeb signing from the 2005 NRA convention I might as well post another.

R. Lee Ermey, AKA 'The Gunny', was born 3/24/44 in Emporia, Kansas. As a teen, he had a few problems with the law; a judge gave him his two choices: jail or the military. Ermey wisely chose the military. The Marine Corps was the choice he made and a few years later he wound up in Viet Nam. Later, using the benefits of the GI Bill, he enrolled in college in the Philippines. While attending school there he had a part in The Boys of Company "C". Soon after he was in one of my favorites, Apocalypse Now (although it was a small role).

Ermey has been in more than 60 movies, but is probably best known for his role as Gunnery Sergeant Hartmann in Full Metal Jacket. His History Channel show Mail Call is another show he's well known for.

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Ermey was at the NRA convention as a representative for Glock. He's also a rep for, of all things, Tupperware. Can you imagine attending a Tupperware party with this guy?


  1. That is sweet. Full Metal Jacket is a classic beacause of Ermey's role. I just got done watching his new History Channel show, Locked N Loaded.

  2. Oh, I have to add that I really enjoy that clip. I have watched it twice tonight.