I don’t have any respect at all for the scum-bags who went to Canada to avoid the draft or to avoid doing their fair share.

R. Lee Ermey Respect Quote

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.

I disagree with a lot of those changes however at the end of the day – I go down to recruit graduation at least once or twice a year.

We had times in ’66 and ’67 when we would pick up a platoon of privates out of the receiving barracks the week before we even graduated the platoon that we were on!

R. Lee Ermey Graduation Quotes