R. Lee Ermey
‘Full Metal Jacket’ Star Gets Military Funeral
R. Lee Ermey, the previous Marine who rose to fame by enjoying the sadistic Gunnery Sgt. Hartman in “Full Metal Jacket,” was laid to relaxation Friday at Arlington National Cemetery.
A former Marine drill teacher turned profitable actor, Ermey, had his cremated stays buried with full navy honors. There was a casket crew, firing social gathering and bugler, plus a folding and presentation of the American flag.
Ermey’s navy honor comes 9 months after his dying final April from pneumonia. He was 74.
The actor enlisted within the Marine Corp when he was 17 years outdated, and he served in Okinawa and in Vietnam.
Ermey gained worldwide fame following his function in Stanley Kubrick‘s “Full Metal Jacket” in 1987, delivering his well-known line, “What is your major malfunction?!” Ermey stated he used his expertise as a drill teacher to deliver his character to life.
Ermey appeared in dozens of movies, although in his later years he stated he had been blackballed from Hollywood due to his political beliefs.