GySgt Frank Rousseau

It is my sad duty to inform the many readers of his stories over the years, that GySgt Frank Rousseau has passed away. He was a 3-war Marine, but I knew him as a Bermuda marine. We all enjoyed his stories and recollections over the years. He was a weapons expert, and what most people don’t know is that after retiring from the Corps, Frank started a very successful business supplying Hollywood with weapons, many of which he designed and built himself, including the rifle that Chuck Norris used in his “Braddock” movies. Also, in “Rambo 2”, he designed the machine gun used in the helicopter scene where Rambo and the POW’s he rescued are abandoned by the rescue helicopter. Frank told me that nobody in the cast could handle the gun, so he fired it himself. He can be seen in the door of the helicopter firing the gun. His business was carried on by his son Chuck. If you take the time to watch all the credits at the end of “Rambo”, “Missing in Action”, and other films, you will see his name listed as “weapons consultant”. If there are ever any weapons required behind the Pearly Gates, you can be sure Frank will handle it.

Cpl. Paul W. Lindner 1959-1963

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  • Sgt R.Padgett

    rest in peace brother SEMPER FI you will not be forgotten

  • 1st Lt Edward L Dodd, USMC

    Although I never had the pleasure of serving with you, I will always be proud of the stories you wrote and of knowinf we are both members of the proud Band of Brothers. Enjoy the Golden Streets with all our Brothers.

  • John Beals

    RIP Gunny. Semper Fi! Gonna miss those enlightening stories.

  • Gary Nash

    If the Army or the Navy ever look on heaven’s scenes, they will find the streets are guarded by United States Marines. I’ve known this since first singing the Marine Hymn–Now that Gunny Rosseau has joined the ranks, the armory is larger!

  • Jim Kanavy

    Outstanding! RIP Marine, Semper Fi

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