Damn. He was a cool guy. I shook his hand at the NRA show last year. He was there signing autographs and I stood in line just to shake his hand and give him a Semper Fi. I have been a fan since Full Metal Jacket and loved his show on History Channel. His advocacy only made me like him more.
He was the spitting image of a friends father. Retired as a Gunny in 1984, three tours in Vietnam, tough as nails, took no shit. My friends mom told him in no uncertain terms he WOULD NOT join the USMC. (He ended up joing the Navy). Everytime I came home on leave Mr. Murphy shook my hand and gave me a hug. I would swear him and R. Lee were brothers. Gunny Ermey always reminded me of Mr. Murphy.
RIP Gunney. I count myself fortunate to have met him at the Nashville & Louisville NRA Conventions in 2015 & 2016. A true icon & champion of our 2nd Amendment rights has passed. A sad day for all who cherish our RKBA.
I never met him. I would see him at the Glock booth whenever I attended NRA conventions and didn`t want to spend time waiting. I would however stand back about 20 feet and watch his interactions. From that alone I could see he was a sweet man. We will miss that.
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