Actor and Kansas Native R. Lee Ermey Dead at 74

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By J. Schafer on Mon, 04/16/2018 - 09:50 Hollywood actor R. Lee Ermey has died.  The Kansas native is being remembered by fans for his performance as a hard-charging and relentless sergeant in the movie "Full Metal Jacket."  Ermey died Sunday morning from pneumonia-related complications. He was 74.  In real life, Ermey served 11 years in the U.S. Marine Corps, including stints in Vietnam and in Okinawa, Japan.  Ermey spoke to KPR's J. Schafer several years ago when he was in the Kansas City area raising money for veterans' groups. Ermey played a helicopter pilot in the movie “Apocalypse Now” and provided the voice of the little green army solider, Sarge, in the "Toy Story" movies.   Read more in the Kansas City Star.  (AP Version) "Full Metal...

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Actor and Kansas Native R. Lee Ermey Dead at 74

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