R. Lee Ermey guns engines for Victory, vets at Rolling Thunder ride

Publish Date: 
May 16, 2013

MEDINA, Minn. – Victory Motorcycles along with actor/avid Victory rider/retired U.S. Marine R. Lee Ermey – best known as “The Gunny” – are taking part in Rolling Thunder XXVI, the Memorial Day weekend motorcycle ride honoring U.S. military personnel May 26 in Washington, D.C.

Ermey – best known for his role as a Marine Corps Gunnery Sergeant in the film, “Full Metal Jacket” – will attend Rolling Thunder XXVI as an official representative of Victory Motorcycles, saluting U.S. military personnel and their families on behalf of Victory employees and riders.

Riders will have the opportunity to ride with Ermey between four Washington, D.C., area Victory Motorcycle dealerships May 25 as he makes appearances at each store. (See the Victory Motorcycles Facebook page for details on where and how to ride with Ermey.)

“We enjoy the freedom to ride because of the service and sacrifice of our nation’s military personnel, and we’re honored to have the Gunny represent our brand at this Memorial Day weekend event,” said Steve Menneto, vice president of Victory Motorcycles.

Posted by Holly Wagner. Image courtesy Victory.