'Full Metal Jacket' sergeant R. Lee Ermey dies at 74

Vietnam veteran and character actor R. Lee “Gunny” Ermey joined 700 Veterans, 12 riding Victory Motorcycles and a 5-ton truck as part of the IAVA/Victory Motorcycles presence at America’s Parade on Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014 in New York. Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America and Victory Motorcycles have created “The Road Home” campaign where $500 is donated to IAVA for each Victory Motorcycle sold. (Charles Sykes/ AP Images for IAVA and Victory Motorcycles)
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — 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.

Ermey's longtime manager Bill Rogin says he died Sunday morning from pneumonia-related complications. He was 74.

The Kanas native was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for his memorable performance in "Full Metal Jacket," immortalizing lines like "What is your major malfunction?" He also voiced the little green army man Sarge in the "Toy Story" films and played a helicopter pilot in "Apocalypse Now," among many other roles.

Rogin says that while his characters were often hard and principled, the real Ermey was a family man and a kind and gentle soul who supported the men and women who serve.