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Old Today, 00:21   #1
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R Lee Ermey laid to rest Tomorrow at Arlington

He's a local celebrity and businessman. The road at Avenue N - where he lived was re-named R Lee Ermey Ave. He was a co-founder of the local craft brewery, Bravery Brewing (his partner is Brian Avery so the name made sense)

His daughter, Betty just penned the following:
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Betty Ermey

In less than 12 hours this daughter will see her father laid to rest in sacred ground where warriors sleep. It's midnight now and I know tomorrow will be the longest day I've ever lived. I should be sleeping so I'll have the strength to get through it...I guess I just wanted to create something... Put some words together so I could look back on them and remember this. I know I'm not saying goodbye and only goodnight for now. That to us seems like a long silent sleep. So quiet.
Eventually the Cherry blossoms will come back into bloom and I'll think of that drive we took in the spring just a little over a year ago where he told me how much he loved the spring and how happy he was too be alive that day to see it. I believe that in his dream he's there...in his own eternal spring and that he's happy like he always was and he is at peace.
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Hell he died back in April. Are just now getting around to burying him?
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Rest Well, Gunny!

You are missed already.



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Hell he died back in April. Are just now getting around to burying him?
He was cremated back then. Today is is his ashes.
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I had the distinct honor of helping my State Senator (a former USMC LTC) draft a memorandum memorializing GySgt Ermey in the days following his death, and was able to see the legislation read on the State Senate floor.
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RIP.

Never met him, but he seemed like one cool dude.
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