We went to see Full Metal Jacket when it was first released. After, wife asked me if it was accurate. I told her the recruits had their bayonets on the wrong side. Other than that, the DIs were never that nice to us...and we slept in quonset huts.He wasn't a drill sgt, but rather a first sgt for his medical squadron. And he retired early 80s about the time I enlisted. I'll be the first to admit that AF basic training was easy, but you should see it now. /smh
R Lee Ermy was a badass mf'er and I would've hated to have him 'correcting my behavior'. Full Metal Jacket was probably toned down from how he really was!