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Ronald Lee Ermey (1944 - 2018)

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Ronald Lee (R. Lee) "Gunny" Ermey
Born in Emporia, Lyon, Kansas, United Statesmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
[spouse(s) unknown]
[children unknown]
Died in Palmdale, Los Angeles, California, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 16 Apr 2018
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Categories: Notables | Emporia, Kansas | United States Marine Corps, Vietnam War | Okinawa, United States Marine Corps, Vietnam War | Film Actors | Television Actors.

R. Lee Ermey is Notable.

Biography

American actor and voice actor

Gunny grew up with 5 brothers in Emporia, Kansas. At age 14, he moved with his family to Zillah, Washington.

Ermey married his wife, Nila, in 1975. They had four children. In Ermey's television show Lock N' Load with R. Lee Ermey, he referred to his wife as "Mrs. Gunny". He was also the official celebrity spokesperson of the youth organization Young Marines.

military service

R. Lee Ermey is a Military Veteran.
Served in the United States Marine Corps, during the Vietnam War 1961-1972
Rank: Staff Sergeant,
India Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion,
Marine Wing Support Group 17

17 May 2002, he received an honorary promotion to gunnery sergeant (E-7) by the Commandant of the Marine Corps, General James L. Jones.

2011 co-founder of Bravery Brewing in Lancaster, California.

Gunny died at age 74 from pneumonia complications.

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