Sad News - R. Lee Emery R.I.P.

Today actor R. Lee Emery died of complications from pneumonia at 74.

While he is best known as the profane drill sergeant from the movie
'Full Metal Jacket',
I will always remember him from my favorite TV commercial of all time;

"Does a former drill sergeant make a terrible therapist"



Emery was actually a drill sergeant for a couple of years training troops
for the Vietnam war and was typecast for the Full Metal Jacket role
and was nominated for an academy award for best supporting actor.

However, he actually just replicated what went on from his experience.

Thank you for your service R.
Sir, yes sir, may you rest in peace. sad flower

Comments (2)

Ken_19
I am sorry to learn of his passing. His was an interesting presence on screen.

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