American soldier, novelist, songwriter, and singer Barry Allen Sadler had a varied career. His patriotic song “Ballad of the Green Berets,” which peaked at number one on the charts in 1966, is his most well-known work.

From late December 1964 until late May 1965, Sadler was attached to the Green Berets and worked as a medic throughout the Vietnam War. He rose to the rank of Staff Sergeant by the time he left the service. VIEW THE VIDEO UNDERNEATH.

He sang “Ballad of the Green Berets” on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1966. With over 2.5 million views on YouTube, this legendary performance has made a comeback.
The song honours the bravery and selflessness of the US military, with a special focus on the elite Green Berets of the US Army Special Forces.

Known for their unusual headgear, the Green Berets are regarded as one of the best special operations teams in the United States. Specialised organisations like the Philippine guerrillas, First Special Service Force, Alamo Scouts, and Operational organisations of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) served as models for this force.

Sadler received multiple honours during his career, such as the Expert Marksmanship badge, the Purple Heart, and the US Army Special Forces Insignia.

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