R. Lee Ermey

Photo: Public Domain

Rank:

Rank: GySgt

SHORT BIOGRAPHY

Known For: Full Metal Jacket's bad-ass drill Vietnam-era drill instructor played by a real-life Vietnam-era DI.

Should Be Known For: Playing an acting role in two major movies after getting hired as technical advisor.

Birth Name:

Ronald Lee Ermey

Birthplace: Emporia, KS

Married: 1

Kids: 4

INTERESTING FACTS

National spokesman for Glock, Victory Motorcycles, WD-40 and Young Marines.

Landed his first major role as Gunny Hartman after he was hired as a technical advisor and made an "instructional tape" which worked as an audition reel.

Used his GI Bill to attending University of Manila and was cast in Apocalypse Now (and also worked as technical advisor).

Though discharged as a Staff Sergeant, was given an honorary promotion to Gunnery Sergeant.

BY THE NUMBERS

Born: 3/24/1944

Joined: 17

Served: 11

Disch: Medical

Combat:

Vietnam

Died: 74

R. Lee Ermey

Photo: Public Domain

Rank:

Rank: GySgt

SHORT BIOGRAPHY

Known For: Full Metal Jacket's bad-ass drill Vietnam-era drill instructor played by a real-life Vietnam-era DI.

Should Be Known For: Playing an acting role in two major movies after getting hired as technical advisor.

Birth Name:

Ronald Lee Ermey

Birthplace: Emporia, KS

Married: 1

Kids: 4

INTERESTING FACTS

Birthplace: Emporia, KS

National spokesman for Glock, Victory Motorcycles, WD-40 and Young Marines.

Landed his first major role as Gunny Hartman after he was hired as a technical advisor and made an "instructional tape" which worked as an audition reel.

Used his GI Bill to attending University of Manila and was cast in Apocalypse Now (and also worked as technical advisor).

Though discharged as a Staff Sergeant, was given an honorary promotion to Gunnery Sergeant.

BY THE NUMBERS

Born: 3/24/1944

Joined: 17

Served: 11

Disch: Medical

Combat:

Vietnam

Died: 74