Song of the Day: SSgt Barry Sadler, “Ballad of the Green Berets”

Singer, songwriter, author and Green Beret medic SSgt. Barry Sadler, who served in Vietnam and wrote and sang the song "Ballad of the Green Berets," was born on November 1, 1940. "Ballad of the Green Berets" reached #1 on the Hot 100 and Adult Contemporary charts and #2 on the Country chart in 1966.

3 thoughts on “Song of the Day: SSgt Barry Sadler, “Ballad of the Green Berets”

  1. The first time I heard this song was on Cheers. I finally saw the John Wayne movie, which I actually liked but I know the contentious history. I also do like this song. I was reading a bit about this man who wrote and sang the song and, wow, he lived quite the life but had a tragic end. What a shame.

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