Passing of “Gunny” R. Lee Ermey

Updated: Apr 24, 2018

"Gunny" R. Lee Ermey

We are very sad to hear that the “Gunny,” R. Lee Ermey, Young Marines celebrity spokesperson, has passed away. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.

To help carry on the Gunny’s honor and remember the impact he has had on the Young Marines, we ask for Alumni’s help with this task from Headquarters Young Marines:

“In honor of R. Lee Ermey, we are seeking ways to commemorate the spectacular life he lived and all he did for our program. We are putting together a commemorative video to celebrate his life and legacy in a way that will capture his enthusiasm and love for our Young Marines and Adult Volunteers. We are seeking as many pictures as possible depicting his involvement with the program. His endless support has made a permanent impact on many Young Marines and Adult Volunteers, past and present.

The video will be shown at ALC, so we need your help. Pass this along to your units and send in any photos you have with Gunny Ermey to share in honoring his memory.

Photos can be sent to no later than close of business Monday, April 23, 2018.”