Sen. Martha McSally, a Republican and retired Air Force colonel, has lost her Senate seat to Democratic challenger Mark Kelly... Stay here for the latest on races involving U.S. military veterans as results come in. An admitted 'troublemaker and a bit of a hell-raiser,' Ermey's military career started somewhat unexpectedly after he was arrested twice for juvenile mischief by the time he was 17.

Fellow co-star, Matthew Modine, who took on the role of Private Joker in Full Metal Jacket, tweeted: 'Always faithful. [12] Ermey subsequently appeared in about 60 films, including Purple Hearts, Mississippi Burning, The Siege of Firebase Gloria, Dead Man Walking, Se7en, Fletch Lives, Leaving Las Vegas, Prefontaine, Saving Silverman, On Deadly Ground, Sommersby, Life, Man of the House, Toy Soldiers, and The Salton Sea, as well as the remake of Willard and as an evil sadist in two The Texas Chainsaw Massacre films. His children, Clint and Betty, and his last surviving brothers, Jack and Terry, talked of how "Ronny" was probably off on some new adventure in heaven. They have four children together. He traveled to Kuwait in June 2003 during the first phase of Operation Iraqi Freedom to film mail distribution by the Defense Department to service personnel for an episode of Mail Call. R. Lee Ermey with his wife Nila Ermey. In Ermey's television show Lock N' Load with R. Lee Ermey, he referred to his wife as "Mrs. Gunny". R. Lee Ermey, a former marine who made a career in Hollywood playing hard-nosed military men like Gunnery Sgt Hartman in Stanley Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket, has died. "He has also contributed many iconic and indelible characters on film that will live on forever," Rogin said. R. Lee Ermey dies; actor had Kansas roots",,, "Death of 'Full Metal Jacket' star R. Lee Ermey, who delivered one of the filthiest monologues in film history",, "'Gunny' has a terrifying bark, but he won't bite",, "The legend of R Lee Ermey, 'Full Metal Jacket' drill sergeant",, "The Kubrick Site: The Rolling Stone Interview",,, "R. Lee Ermey, 'Full Metal Jacket' Actor, Dead at 74",, "Actor R. Lee Ermey of 'Full Metal Jacket' dies at 74",, "Family Guy Season 10, Episode 9 Grumpy Old Man",,,-allan-join-pbr-tv-broadcasts.aspx,,, "Full Metal Jacket R Lee Ermey Rips into Obama Administration",,, "Famous Drill Instructor Says GEICO Fired Him for Criticizing Obama Admin.

In addition, he hosted Mail Call and Lock n' Load with R. Lee Ermey.