Experience the Heroism of Sgt. Barry Sadler’s ‘Ballad of the Green Berets’ in 1966

The year was 1966, when morale among American troops fighting in Vietnam was low. The song that lifted their spirits was Barry Sadler’s ‘The Ballad of the Green Berets’. Sadler, a member of the US Army’s elite Special Forces unit, wrote the song while recuperating in the hospital after being injured by a punji stick. The song was meant to boost the troops’ morale, and it quickly became a huge hit in the US after a TV news crew filmed him singing it. The song hit #1 on the US Billboard Hot 100, #1 on the US Adult Contemporary, and...