Barry Sadler

  • Born: (Carlsbad, New Mexico, USA)
  • Died: (Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA) age 49

Barry Allen Sadler was an American soldier, singer/songwriter, and author. Sadler served as a Green Beret medic, achieving the rank of Staff Sergeant. He served in the Vietnam War from late December 1964 to late May 1965. Most of his work has a military theme, and he is best known for his patriotic "Ballad of the Green Berets," a #1 hit in 1966.

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