R. Lee Ermey
His first name is not mentioned.
Gunnery Sergeant Hartman the US Marine Drill Instructor .
Gunnery Sergeant Hartman the Parris Island drill instructor .
The Parris Island's Drill Instructor's name was Gunnery Sergeant Hartman which was played by former US Marine R. Lee Ermey who himself was once a USMC DI .
The first hour is about platoon 3192, a Marine infantry platoon being trained by Gunnery Sergeant Hartmann, a real-life former U.S. Marine. The second hour follows Private Joker, now Sergeant Joker, throughout his time in the Vietnam War.
This quote is from the Stanley Kubrick film "Full Metal Jacket" . Spoken by the Drill Instructor Gunnery Sergeant Hartmanjust prior to being shot by recruit Private Leonard 'Gomer Pyle' Lawrence .
R. Lee Ermey is his name. Probably best known from Full Metal Jacket.
Yes he was. He left the marine corps as a Staff Seargent.
R. Lee Ermey played 'Gny. Sgt. Hartman'. In real life, Ermey was in the Marine Corps for 11 years.
Gunnery Sergeant Hartman : "Today … is Christmas! There will be a magic show at zero-nine-thirty! Chaplain Charlie will tell you about how the free world will conquer Communism with the aid of God and a few Marines! God has a hard-on for Marines, because we kill everything we see! He plays His games, we play ours! To show our appreciation for so much power, we keep heaven packed with fresh souls! God was here before the Marine Corps! So you can give your heart to Jesus, but your ass belongs to the Corps! Do you ladies understand?" (Actually , the most humorous exchange is between Pvt. Joker & Sergeant "Animal Mother" when they first meet but that conversation is inappropriate)