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Full Metal Jacket drill instructor R Lee Ermey dies aged 74

050322-N-6776G-001 San Diego, Calif. (Mar. 22, 2005) - Gunnery Sgt. Elias Guy speaks with R. Lee Ermey, famed drill sergeant in the movie ÒFull Metal JacketÓ and current host of the History Channel program ÒMail Call,Ó in the well deck aboard USS Belleau Wood (LHA 3). Emery visited Belleau Wood to produce a segment for his show highlighting the capabilities of the Navy-Marine Corps team and the amphibious Navy. The program is scheduled to air at the late May 2005. U.S. Navy photo by PhotographerÕs Mate Airman Nelson A. Graca (RELEASED)

The Former U.S. Marine who became an award winning actor thanks to his performance in “Full Metal Jacket”. The former Marine played the role of a drill sergeant. It has been reported that he has died from pneumonia

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