Tag: United States Marine Corps

10 Year-Marine Corps officer, advocate of victims of burn pits and thriller writer of books like Overwatch and Rules of War, Matt Betley joins Carol Roth to talk about how perseverance has informed all aspects of his life. In addition to his advocacy work, Matt and Carol talk about his journey to sobriety and give you an inside look into the struggles that combat veterans deal with in terms of their health and the VA.

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Rest Easy, Gunny

 

R. Lee Ermey, USMC drill instructor, bordello owner, Golden Globe nominated actor and TV host is dead at age 74.

Statement from R. Lee Ermey’s long time manager, Bill Rogin: “It is with deep sadness that I regret to inform you all that R. Lee Ermey (“The Gunny”) passed away this morning from complications of pneumonia. He will be greatly missed by all of us.”

After an 11-year stint, which included training new recruits at USMCRD – San Diego and 14 months in-country in Vietnam, Ermey was separated from the Corps for injuries. “After medical retirement… I didn’t know what to do, so I bought a run-down bar and whorehouse in Okinawa. I was doing a little black-marketing and the Okinawan FBI was hot on my trail, so I boogied on out to the Philippines.”