Ballad of the Green Berets By: barry salder

Fighting soldiers from the sky

Fearless men who jump and die

Men who mean just what they say

The brave men of the Green Beret

Silver wings upon their chest

These are men, America's best

One hundred men will test today

But only three win the Green Beret

Trained to live off nature's land

Trained in combat, hand-to-hand

Men who fight by night and day

Courage peak from the Green Berets

Silver wings upon their chest

These are men, America's best

One hundred men will test today

But only three win the Green Beret

Back at home a young wife waits

Her Green Beret has met his fate

He has died for those oppressed

Leaving her his last request

Put silver wings on my son's chest

Make him one of America's best

He'll be a man they'll test one day

Have him win the Green Beret

Ballad of the Green Berets is by Barry Sadler and was released in 1966 and he also sang "The 'A' Team" and I think the lyrics of the song mean that a soldier or one of the Green Berets getting hurt in the war while fighting for their country and just before that earning his silver wings and then dying in war and the wife finding out and then giving his silver wings to their son so then one day when he's older he can join the war also. They reflect this time period because thousands of men were going of to war and not coming home and Wife's now having to give their silver wings to their sons.

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