Gunnery Sgt. R. Lee Ermey laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery

photo courtesy Cpl. Damon A. Mclean


This morning, military funeral honors were conducted for USMC Gunnery Sgt. Ronald Lee Ermey in Section 82. Ermey was best know for his role as Gunnery Sgt. Hartman in the film “Full Metal Jacket”. He was a Vietnam veteran who served for 11 years.

Ermey died at a hospital in Santa Monica, California from complications related to pneumonia on the morning of April 15, 2018. The military website Task & Purpose reported that Ermey was accorded full military honors, including a casket team, firing party, bugler and folding and presentation of the American flag.





Marine firing party • photo Cpl. Damon A. Mclean



A seven-mile stretch of road in Palmdale, Calif., the town Ermey called home for 24 years, was renamed R. Lee Ermey Avenue in November. Plans called for placing grooves on the road surface that play the “The Marines’ Hymn” as tires pass over them.(Stars and Stripes)




Retired Marine R. Lee Ermey at the Marine Corps Birthday Ball
Camp Hansen, Okinawa • November 8, 2006
photo courtesy Zachary Becknell


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