“Ballad of the Green Berets”… SSgt Barry Sadler’s Sad Battle…

In 1966, about the time the Vietnam anti-war movements grumbling underbelly became no longer containable, staunch patriots trusted their President to never be wrong and kept supporting the war efforts. Anti-war/establishment songs such as Bob Dylan’s “The Times They Are a Changing”, rode high on Billboard’s chart. Not without their own musical representation, supporters of the war received the confirmation they were looking for when Staff Sgt. Barry Sadler released his number one hit song, and song of the year, “The Ballad of the Green Berets.”