Glock days was held at Neves Uniforms in North Denver. There were all kinds of great deals and Raffles going on, a Police Dragster owned by a BBQ man Named, I kid you not, Ricky Bobby.
Let’s face it, everyone was there to meet America’s Gunny R. Lee Ermey. Ermey spent eleven years in the Marine Corps, two of which were spent as being a Drill Instructor at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, India Company 3rd Recruit Training Battalion 1965-67. He arrived in Vietnam in 1968, spending 14 months attached to Marine Wing Support Group 17 and two tours in Okinawa. He rose to the rank of Staff Sergeant and was medically retired for injuries received. On May 17, 2002 he received an honorary promotion to Gunnery Sergeant (E-7) by Commandant James L. Jones, becoming the first retiree in the history of the Marines to be promoted.
Medically retired in 1971, he used his G.I. Bill benefits, and enrolled at the University of Manila in the Philippines where he studied drama. Francis Ford Coppola was filming “Apocalypse Now” in the area and cast Ermey in a featured role. His numerous roles in feature film include: “Switchback”, starring opposite Dennis Quaid and Danny Glover, “Dead Man Walking”, “Seven”, “Leaving Las Vegas”, “Murder In The First”, “Life”, “The Frighteners” and “Sommersby”, as well as his critically acclaimed role opposite Jared Leto in “Prefontaine”. He continues doing numerous voice-over roles, which span from “The Simpsons” to “Family Guy” to “Toy Story” (1 through 3). Toy Story 3” just became the highest grossing animated film of all time. Golden Globe Best Supporting Actor nominee, and Boston Society of Film Critics Award Winner for Best Supporting Actor in director, Stanley Kubrick’s “Full Metal Jacket”, R. Lee Ermey, after more than 25 years in the business, is one of the most successful and talented actors in film and television today. He has since gone on to star or appear in approximately sixty films.
R. Lee Ermey has been the spokesperson for Glock for several years. He is also currently the spokesperson for Victory Motorcycles, SOG Specialty Knives & Tools, and TRU-SPEC. Previously, he has represented other quality products such as Coors, Nissan, Advanced Auto Parts, Wonderful Pistachios, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Cub Cadet Commercial, Medeco, Fritos, Geico, Black Book Online, and WD-40. Ermey continues to be discerning when choosing companies to represent. He offers his personal registered trademark of approval to well-deserving and well-earned quality organizations: GUNNY APPROVED.
R. Lee Ermey continues in his long time role as spokesperson for the Young Marines Youth Organization. He makes numerous personal appearances on behalf of law enforcement and the military. He has also made several trips to the Middle East in support of our troops during our Middle East efforts.
Guns, Gunny, Race Cars, BBQ and Police. AMERICA! Not much more to say.
By John Root