R. Lee Ermey — American Soldier born on March 24, 1944,

Ronald Lee Ermey is an American actor, best known for his role as austere Gunnery Sergeant Hartman in Full Metal Jacket, which earned him a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. He is a retired United States Marine Corps staff sergeant and an honorary gunnery sergeant; during his tenure in the U.S. Marine Corps, he served as a drill instructor... (wikipedia)

There was a huge, tremendous amount of disabled veterans and the Veteran's Administration just wasn't geared up for it. I know for a fact that it's getting better and better.
Even though I disagree with many of the changes, when I see the privates graduate at the end of the day, when they walk off that drill field at the end of the ceremony, they are still fine privates; outstanding, well motivated privates.
It's my firm conviction that when Uncle Sam calls, by God we go, and we do the best that we can.
I firmly believe that you live and learn, and if you don't learn from past mistakes, then you need to be drug out and shot.
The best part about the movie, and everybody seems to rave about it, is the boot camp part.

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