Sadler, Barry

Born: Nov 01, 1940 AD
Died: 1989 AD, at 48 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Singer, Soldier, Songwriter

1940 - Born in Carlsbad, New Mexico on the 1st of  November.  

1965 -He was severely wounded in the knee by a feces-covered punji stick while leading a patrol in the Central Highlands of Vietnam, southeast of Pleiku in May.

1966 - Sadler recorded song. The "Ballad of the Green Berets" was picked up by RCA Victor Records and became a fast-selling single, reaching #1 on the yearly single charts.

         - The song was a big hit in many U.S. cities, including 2 weeks at #1 on the weekly Good Guys music survey at WMCA, the top pop music radio station in New York.

1967 - Moore wrote an introduction to Sadlers' autobiography, I'm a Lucky One, written with Tom Mahoney.

1980 - Sadler moved to Guatemala City in the mid and often hung out at a bar/restaurant called La Europa.

1989 - Died on the 8th of September.

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