Information About Ballad Of The Green Berets
"Ballad of the Green Berets" is a ballad style patriotic song about the Green Berets, the U. S. Army's elite force. It was written by Staff Sgt. Barry Sadler and Robin Moore co-wrote the song. Sadler was recuperating from a leg wound suffered as a medic in the Vietnam War at the time.
The song was number one on the Billboard Charts for five weeks in 1966. "Ballad of the Green Berets" has also featured in movies and been covered by various recording artists including Johnny Cash.