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Ballad of the Green Berets

La Crosse, WI, United States / Eagle 102.7
Ballad of the Green Berets

The song “Ballad of the Green Berets” was a #1 hit in 1966 for Staff Sergeant Barry Sadler.  It was one of very few songs of the day that showed the military in a good light, at a time when Vietnam was not a good place to be, and the military was considered evil by the majority of young Americans.  Even though it was named Billboard’s #1 single for 1966 and still shows up in the occasional movie or TV show, this song is a true forgotten oldie.


Photo courtesy of RCA Records

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