I met “Gunny” R. Lee Ermey at SHOT Show several years ago (see interview below). What a great guy! I just remember him being incredibly pleasant to be around. Nothing like what you’d imagine a famous Hollywood actor to be like. Of course, he was much more than just a working thespian (with 120 credits to his name!).
Gunny was a Marine, a Vietnam veteran, a promotional personality for team Glock, a strong supporter of the Second Amendment and, as his longtime manager Bill Rogin said in a post on social media, “a family man, and a kind and gentle soul.”
With that in mind, GunsAmerica would like to extend our condolences to Gunny’s friends and loved ones.
“There are many Gunny’s, but this one was OURS. And, we will honor his memory with hope and kindness. Please support your men and women in uniform. That’s what he wanted most of all,” said Rogin.
“After 14 years of working together and many more years of friendship, we are deeply saddened by the sudden loss of our good friend, Gunny,” said Glock on Facebook. “He was an integral part of our family and he will be deeply missed. Semper Fi, Gunny.”
Gunny died suddenly of complications stemming from a bout with pneumonia. He was 74 years old.