The Editors’ Quote of the Day:

“Every character I’ve ever played, I always try to take him right to the edge and not allow him to fall over, but directors have a tendency to pull me back a little bit.” – The Late R. Lee Ermey

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  1. As a former Drill Sgt., I can and did sympathize with the Gunnies attitude. I’ve had people ask me why all the profanity and rough talk to the new recruits. Simply put, recruits are there to learn how to kill people and break things. This means combat, and killing people is often a very big stretch of a peaceful persons attitude and thinking. Men have to be shocked and numb in their outlook going into combat, not just for the killing. They will probably have to kill many times. I would refer for listening and educational purposes the short homily delivered by a Lt. Speirs to a private at night about fear and killing, just before the counter attack by the Germans at Carrentan, France, in the series Band of Brothers. That’s just the way it is.

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