Barry Sadler

BarrySadler

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Interesting background of the man who wrote what became the theme song for the U.S. Army Special Forces, and how it affected him. 

” “The Ballad of the Green Berets” is very much alive today, more than 50 years after its sensational birth. It’s the theme song for the U.S. Army Special Forces, is played for Special Forces trainees at Fort Bragg and is heard at every Special Forces reunion and at more than one Green Beret’s funeral. “The Ballad” also was the only notable and popular pro-military song to come out of the entire Vietnam War. It made Sadler one of the most famous Americans who served in that controversial war. And yet “The Ballad of the Green Berets” all but destroyed the man who created it.” 

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  1. vvaposted

    Thanks for posting the article. Hope you get a chance to read the book and comment on it.

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