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'Full Metal Jacket' star R. Lee Ermey dies from pneumonia

CNN - Famed actor and former Marine Crops drill sargent R. Lee Ermey died Sunday morning after complications from pneumonia. 

His agent confirmed his death through twitter Sunday evening. 

Ermey served for more than a year in Vietnam, before returning to the U.S. where he served as a drill instructor in South Carolina. 

He helped filmmakers craft the most spectacular war moments every captured on film. He was the technical adviser in "Apocalypse Now," and got his big break in film as Gunnery Sergeant Hartman in "Full Metal Jacket."
 
Ermey was 74. 


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