April 28, 2009
I am so proud of my husband. Not only is he a great Marine...he's been able to meet R. Lee Ermey twice!! For those of you following this blog that are not familiar with Ermey, he played the famous drill instructor in the movie "Full Metal Jacket" and also has his own show on the History Channel called "Mail Call". We're still unsure why he was here at Fort Sill but Ryan thinks he was filming his newest show "Locked and Loaded" also on the History Channel. The first time Ryan met him was back in 29 Palms where he came into the field to watch Lima 3/12 fire the big guns for his new show. Needless to say, I am a bit jealous but am very happy Ryan had an enjoyable evening at dinner with a Marine celebrity. A bit of trivia, R. Lee Ermey served 11 years in the Marine Corps with a few tours in Vietnam, was medically discharged in 1971 and went to acting school in the Phillippines. Semper Fi!!