R Lee Ermey Memorial Classic Honors Full Metal Jacket Star and includes Jack Ermey and Committee Honoray Chair 12th Sgt Major of the Marine Corps Gene Overstreet. Stay tuned for photos in the coming days by photographer and United States Marine Corps veteran Myers Jackson.
Gunnery Sergeant R Lee Ermey
He was a substantial man with a heart for others. A Marine drill instructor to be exact. As well as a USMC staff sergeant and an honorary sergeant. Serving 11 years from 1961-1972.
Additionally Gunnery sergeant R Lee Ermey was an actor. Known for his role in the 1987 film “Full Metal Jacket” in which he protrays Gunnery Sergeant Hartman. Identically he starred in numerous movies and television shows beginning in the 1970’s. Not to mention host of 3 television shows ranging in content from questions about the military to military weapons.
R Lee Ermey’s Heart for Veterans
In addition to being an avid golfer and a cigar lover, Ermey was about helping veterans. Previously Ermey had participated in charity golf tournaments raising funds for military causes.
In fact the upcoming R Lee Ermey Memorial Golf Classic is honoring Ermey’s passion. The charity golf tournament is 100% benefiting Homeless Veteran Services of Dallas. Run by Ken Watterson, friend and fellow Vietnam War Marine of Ermey’s, the 501 (c) (3) located near the Dallas VA has been helped 65,000 veterans and their families since opening 9 years ago.
What Homeless Veteran Services of Dallas Offers
Specifically, Homeless Veteran Services of Dallas offers many services to veterans. The Day Center offers homeless and reintegrating veterans with access to showers, laundry and a computer lab. Benefit assessments and housing assistance in which staff help homeless veterans access available benefits or permanent housing. A training program partnered with the Dallas Community College providing skills training in welding. Peer support. And the Stop One Suicide Program-a 3 year old program providing free suicide prevention and education to the community.
R Lee Ermey Memorial Classic Details
Furthermore, the R Lee Ermey Memorial Classic honors Full Metal Jacket Star. The memorial classic details are as follows. To begin with, lunch and post round snacks provided. As well as a 4 man scramble format. Indeed there will be contests, raffles and silent auctions. Host will be Ermey’s brother Jack. Moreover, the Committee Honorary Chair is 12th Sgt Major of the Marine Coprs Gene Overstreet.