…..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
The following, in part, regarding Ermey and FMJ…
“…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…”
“…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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- Jack Webb, Drill Instructor (moviemorlocks.com)
- Gunny G’s Marines History and Traditions: Ribbon Creek PISC Plt #71 1956 S/Sgt Matt McKeon USMC (gunnyg.wordpress.com)
- Gunny G’s….The Flag Raisings – Lest We Forget! (gunnyg.wordpress.com)