Daily Archives: 03/10/2005

R. Lee Ermey On Guam

WHAT IS YOUR MAJOR MALFUNCTION??

Yes, “Gunny” R. Lee Ermey, of Full Metal Jacket and Mail Call fame is on island for a couple days. I think I might head down to the hotel tomorrow to meet the guy, he’s signing books or something down in Tumon.

Ermey is heading for Iwo Jima, along with a contingent of WWII veterans. It is the 60th anniversary of that bloody battle and the iconic photo of Marines planting the flag atop Mt. Suribachi. I was surprised to learn it is a forgotten battle in Japan, but then they’ve done a wonderful job of repressing all those nasty memories of what they did during the war.