Silver Wings Upon Their Chest… (From Ballad Of The Green Berets)

Ten Green Berets will receive Silver Stars today for their heroism. Give thanks and praise.

You can read about it here, at Michelle Malkin’s place…

Ballad of the Green Berets

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 we’ll 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 deep, from the Green Beret

Silver wings upon their chest
These are men, America’s best
One hundred men we’ll 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 this 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

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3 thoughts on “Silver Wings Upon Their Chest… (From Ballad Of The Green Berets)

  1. Duty, Honor, Country

    In memory..of my father Lt. Col. M.K. Rhine (ABN) Deputy Commander of the 5th. Special Forces Group (ABN)) MAC V SOG Bien Hoa RVN 66-68

    10th. Group Germany
    5th. Group Vietnam
    77th. Group Bragg
    7th. Group Bragg
    1st. Group Okinawa

  2. Duty, Honor, Country

    In memory..of my father Lt. Col. M.K. Rhine (ABN) Deputy Commander of the 5th. Special Forces Group (ABN)) MAC V SOG Bien Hoa RVN 66-68

    10th. Group Germany
    5th. Group Vietnam
    77th. Group Bragg
    7th. Group Bragg
    1st. Group Okinawa

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  3. John Rhine says:

    In memory of my Dad…

    These Good Men”
    “I now know why men who have been to war yearn to reunite. Not to tell stories or look at old pictures. Not to laugh or weep. Comrades gather because they long to be with the men who once acted their best, men who suffered and sacrificed, who were stripped raw, right down to their humanity.
    “I did not pick these men. They were delivered by fate and the U.S. Special Forces (Green Berets) but I know them in a way I know no other men. I have never given anyone such trust. They were willing to guard something more precious than my life. They would have carried my reputation, the memory of me. It was part of the bargain we all made, the reason we were so willing to die for one another.
    “I cannot say where we are headed. Ours are not perfect friendships; those are the province of legend and myth. A few of my comrades drift far from me now, sending back only occasional word. I know that one day even these could fall to silence. Some of the men will stay close, a couple, perhaps, always at hand.
    “As long as I have memory, I will think of them all, every day. I am sure that when I leave this world, my last thought will be of my family and my comrades……

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