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THE MAKING OF MARINES: 1956 AND THEREAFTER…

…..The following remarks, I find in the book, The United States Marine Corps In Books And The Performing Arts, by Richard L. Hemenez, Col USMCR (Ret.), McFarland & Company, 2001

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The following, in part, regarding Ermey and FMJ

(Page 455)…

“…Ermey, a former Marine, is also credited as a technical advisor…a heated side feud with Kubrick over Lee Ermey…labeled him ‘a fucking pogue lifer’…There was some negative reaction to Ermey’s DI speech…It wasn’t until later that Lee Ermey went Hollywood and became R.Lee Ermey…you might think he wrote his own lines, except that much of the dialogue comes directly from Mr. Hasford’s book…”

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and, the following, in part, regarding Jack Webb and The D.I.(Page 443)…

“…In a Leatherneck magazine interview, Webb noted that a large part of his admiration for the Corps stemmed from an uncle who enlisted during WW II at age 38. His name–Frank Smith, PFC Smith was later honored as the name of Joe Friday‘s partner…”…..

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