The Ballad of the Green Berets - Barry Sadler Matt Kramer

  • The Ballad of the Green Berets was written by Barry Sadler
  • Written in January 1966 while the Vietnam war was going on

Put silver wings on my son's chest

The green beret's last wish is for his son to also become a green beret.

  • One of the few popular pro-war songs
  • The song relates to the time period because it raised morale of soldiers
  • The song was inspired by the death of James Gabriel Jr, one of the first Green Berets to be killed in Vietnam

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