R. Lee Ermey has passed away.

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Re: R. Lee Ermey has passed away.

Postby LimaCharlie3 » Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:25 am

LimaCharlie3 wrote:Y’all do know this is another one of those celebrity death hoaxes, right? Just google his name and append “snopes”, “hoax” or “false” to it.


Wow. Couple hours ago even snopes still said it was false - from the first time. Now I looked and it’s all over every news service AND snopes. Fooled me twice.

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Postby rtschl » Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:01 am

LimaCharlie3 wrote:
LimaCharlie3 wrote:Y’all do know this is another one of those celebrity death hoaxes, right? Just google his name and append “snopes”, “hoax” or “false” to it.


Wow. Couple hours ago even snopes still said it was false - from the first time. Now I looked and it’s all over every news service AND snopes. Fooled me twice.


I wouldn't exactly rely on snopes for accuracy or unbiased fact checking. Though this is a non political story, they aren't the holy grail of internet truth:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/kalevleetaru/2016/12/22/the-daily-mail-snopes-story-and-fact-checking-the-fact-checkers/#7143abd4227f

In more recent times, many conservatives have raised concern that Google and Facebook use the likes of Snope for "fact" checking news articles: "rlol"

Which brings up, who fact checks the fact checkers? http://babylonbee.com/news/snopes-launches-new-website-fact-check-snopes-fact-checks/ NOTE: This site is a Christian parody site. Pretty funny stuff their.
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Postby rtschl » Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:06 am

Loved his movie and tv work. His Glock commercials were fantastic. One of my favorites:

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Postby kayt00 » Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:40 am

Gods speed Gunny. Thank you for everything you have done, from your time in the service to the countless hours of entertainment. The world needs more like you, not less.
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Postby anygunanywhere » Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:47 am

My brother-in-law and I met him at the NRA convention in Houston. He was walking past and I asked him to sign our credentials please. He said if he did it for us he'd have to do it for everyone. I asked him since when do jarheads care about what everyone else wanted him to do? He asked me if I was a swabby and I said yes. He paused for a minute and then said "Give me those "blank" credentials". and signed them. He was grinning the whole time. We tanked him for his service and for what he did for the 2A community.

He was a genuine person. What you saw was what you got.

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Postby bblhd672 » Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:01 am

Semper Fi Gunny! Rest In Peace.
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Postby Steamboat » Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:02 am

Rest in peace Gunny.
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Postby cyphertext » Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:50 am

My son and I met him at the state fair in 2005. I took my challenge coin out of my wallet and gave it to my son and told him to challenge the Gunny. He did, and Gunny pulled out a challenge coin of his own and asked my son if he would like to trade. My son traded away my challenge coin, but he still has Gunny's.


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Postby LeonCarr » Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:59 am

Rest In Peace Gunny.

The next time I go to the range I will shoot my Glock "Cup And Saucer" in your honor.

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Postby Treetop » Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:36 pm

RIP and Semper Fi, Gunny! Treetop
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Postby The Annoyed Man » Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:51 pm

LimaCharlie3 wrote:Y’all do know this is another one of those celebrity death hoaxes, right? Just google his name and append “snopes”, “hoax” or “false” to it.

Snopes has confirmed it.
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