Barry Sadler

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Barry Sadler
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Background information
Birth name Barry Allen Sadler
Born (1940-{{padleft:11|2|0}-01)November 1, 1940
Carlsbad, New Mexico Flag of New Mexico.svg, U.S.
Died November 5, 1989(1989-{{padleft:11|2|0}-05) (aged 49)
Murfreesboro, Tennessee Flag of Tennessee.svg, U.S. Complications from gunshot injury
Genres Folk
Years active 1966-1975
Labels RCA Victor / 47-8739

Barry Allen Sadler (November 1, 1940 – November 5, 1989) was an American military veteran, 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 "Ballad of the Green Berets," the No. 1 pop song of 1966.


Studio Albums

Ballads Of The Green Berets (1966)

Ballads Of The Green Berets
Ballads Of The Green Berets
  1. The Ballad Of The Green Berets
  2. I'm A Lucky One
  3. Letter From Vietnam
  4. Badge Of Courage
  5. Saigon
  6. Salute To The Nurses
  7. I'm Watching The Raindrops Fall
  8. The Soldier Has Come Home
  9. Lullaby
  10. Trooper's Lament
  11. Bamiba
  1. SSgt Barry Sadler of the Green Berets Sings The "A" Team 1966
  2. Back Home 1967
  3. Sadler Country


Interviews by Four Students • Sgt. Barry Sadler



V/A Compilation

  1. More American Graffiti [motion picture soundtrack] 1979
  2. The Elvis Presley Years 1992
  3. Classic Country: Great Story Songs 1999
  4. Jesus' Son [motion picture soundtrack] 2000
  5. Simply the Best of the 60's 2001
  6. Vietnam: Songs From the Divided House 2001
  7. Great Story Songs 2002
  8. 1966 The Soundtrack 2003
  9. ...Next Stop is Vietnam (The War on Record: 1961-2008) [archival, interview] 2010
  10. Pop & Rock Classics: 60 Great Hits