Facts about R. Lee Ermey

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R. Lee Ermey is a famous Soldier from USA, he/she is 74 years old and still alive, born March 24, 1944.

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He/she is born under the zodiac aries, who is known for Active, Demanding, Determined, Effective, Ambitious. Our collection contains 31 quotes who is written / told by Lee Ermey, under the main topic Graduation.

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Famous quotes by R. Lee Ermey (31)


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"You'd be surprised how many kids and young people come to the website and send me email that they are actually going into the Marine Corp because of something that I said or did"
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"Without discipline, there is no Marine Corp"
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"When you try to find funding for a VVA function, it doesn't seem like it's any trouble at all. People come out of the woodwork with their money to help out because we went over and fought a war"
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"We had times in '66 and '67 when we would pick up a platoon of privates out of the receiving barracks the week before we even graduated the platoon that we were on!"
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"There's a lot of whiners in every crowd"
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"There was a huge, tremendous amount of disabled veterans and the Veteran's Administration just wasn't geared up for it. I know for a fact that it's getting better and better"
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"There have been a lot of changes in recruit training in the past twenty years"
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"The drill instructor must have total and complete control. Mindless obedience is what he's after"
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"The biggest problem was the politicians knew nothing about fighting a war"
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"The best part about the movie, and everybody seems to rave about it, is the boot camp part"
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"The bad news motivated the drill instructors that much more"
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"That's all I cared about too, was getting it right"
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"Kubrick's films have life - they just never die"
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"Kubrick ate it up. He loved it. He just let me go crazy"
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"It's my firm conviction that when Uncle Sam calls, by God we go, and we do the best that we can"
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"It's been a pretty fun ride, to tell you the truth"
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"I've never had to spend any time in the VA hospital, so I really can't speak for those guys"
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"I was stationed at a marine recruit depot in San Diego from 1965 to 1967"
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"I honestly do feel that I am a role model for young people"
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"I got to write most of everything I said"
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"I got space from Travis Air Force Base, went back to the Philippine Islands and made it a point to meet the only American casting director in the Philippines. I was off and running"
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"I go the VA Hospital when I have a problem and the doctor jumps on me"
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"I firmly believe that you live and learn, and if you don't learn from past mistakes, then you need to be drug out and shot"
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"I don't have any respect at all for the scum-bags who went to Canada to avoid the draft or to avoid doing their fair share"
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"I disagree with a lot of those changes, however at the end of the day - I go down to recruit graduation at least once or twice a year"
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"Everybody respects the Vietnam Veterans of America"
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"Drill instructors worked seven days a week, fifteen to seventeen hours a day in many cases, with no time off in between platoons"
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"Back in those days intimidation was the greatest tool the drill instructor had. Without that tool, he would not have had control"
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"Back in the old Corp, we weren't training those privates to infiltrate into the peacetime Marine Corp. We were training those privates to go to Vietnam"
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"America's trying to do the best for its veterans"
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"Even though I disagree with many of the changes, when I see the privates graduate at the end of the day, when they walk off that drill field at the end of the ceremony, they are still fine privates; outstanding, well motivated privates"


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