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Matthew V. Thompson - Green Beret Foundation

Staff Sgt. Matthew Vail Thompson, 28, died on August 23rd 2016, from an improvised explosive device in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. He was deployed in support of Operation Resolute Support. Matthew Thompson was born on June 22nd, 1988 in Minneapolis, Minn. He graduated as an honor student from Brookfield Central High School in 2006. While attending […]

Lyrics for The Ballad Of The Green Berets by Staff ...

Barry Sadler's "Ballad of the Green Berets" was entering its fifth and final week at #1 on Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart; and way down the chart was another record with 'Green Beret' in its title, Nancy Ames' heart-tugging patriotic "He Wore the Green Beret" was peaking at #89, and it was also the last of its three weeks on the chart.

Death of Logan Melgar - Wikipedia

Death of Logan Melgar. On 4 June 2017, United States Army Special Forces Staff Sergeant Logan Melgar was found dead as a result of asphyxiation, in the American embassy's housing in Mali that he shared with other members of U.S. Special Operations. The incident has been described as …

All Green Berets are inspiring. Here are 5 of the best ...

In addition to his prestigious Medal of Honor, Versace was honored in the Pentagon Hall of Heroes by Secretary of the Army Thomas E. White and Army Chief of Staff Gen. Eric K. Shinseki. Melvin Morris. Like Versace, a number of Green Berets have been awarded a Medal of Honor for heroic action in Vietnam.

Army - Silver Star - Valor.defense.gov

The sole purpose of the information provided on this website is to publicly recognize those U.S. military members who are recipients of a Medal of Honor, Service Cross, or Silver Star. This information is based on awards reporting made available to the Military Departments.

SSG Barry Sadler - The Ballad Of The Green Berets (1966 ...

Sadler was a real-life war hero. He joined the U.S. Army and went through the grueling training to become a Green Beret. He was a member of the 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne). He served in Vietnam as a Special Forces medic attached to both an A …

Special Forces Green Beret A-Team - Google Search

The Green Beret Affair Det. B-41 in Moc Hoa provided air and logistical support. The A414 camp converted to a Vietnamese Army Ranger camp on 31 Aug. 1970 with a company of 315 soldiers. It could be said that it took that many soldiers to replace 12 Green Berets, but that would be an inside joke only appreciated by Special Forces.

Green Beret NCO dies during physical fitness training at ...

A Special Forces soldier died Wednesday after a "sudden, unexpected medical event" during physical fitness training at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, 1st Special Forces Command said in a statement Friday morning. Sgt. 1st Class Calvin T. Rockward, 38, …

SSG Barry Sadler - The Ballad Of The Green Berets (1966 ...

Barry Sadler (November 1, 1940 -- November 5, 1989), R.I.P.

Operation Ivory Coast, November 21, 1970, The Raid on …

Operation Ivory Coast was the mission by US Army Green Berets flown in by Air Force Commandos to rescue the POWs at a small prisoner of war camp at …

Michael D. Thomas - Green Beret Foundation

Michael D. Thomas. SSG. 11/29/1972 – 04/27/2007 OEF 1st Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne) Athens, GA. Staff Sergeant Michael D. Thomas was born on …

How I learned my Green Beret husband was ... - Task & Purpose

How I learned my Green Beret husband was killed in the Niger ambush. "That was Bryan," I said, my voice shaking. "Bryan was there. That's his group.". After the graveside ceremony ...

Green Beret Foundation | LinkedIn

SFC Johnson and SGT Johnson were posthumously awarded the Green Beret on July 20th, 2021. SSG Thomas was assigned to 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne). SSG …

Army Ranks in Special Forces (Green Berets) - Spec Ops ...

Most Green Berets (about 7,000, divided into Special Forces Groups) are enlisted men who hod rank of E-5 to E-9 (from Sergeant to Sergeant Major). As mentioned above, the Green Berets' lowest rank is E-5 (Sergeant), while theoretically, the highest rank in Special Forces is O-10. They are led by Army officers who hold the rank of O-1 to O-10 ...

Special Forces Association, Chapter 67 - History

The picture shown identifies then SGT William Will receiving the Army Commendation Medal on January 8, 1965 at Fort Bragg, NC. SSG Will was a decorated member of the famed 'Green Beret' Special Forces who had been captured and escaped twice in his three tours in Vietnam, while serving on a Special Forces A Team, 5th SFGA, and was killed in action while on patrol in the Central Highlands (Binh ...

How to find out if a friend of mine was really a green ...

Answer (1 of 2): You can request his DD-214 through the FOIA. If you are not family you can still get a copy with some information redacted but it will show you his discharge rank and units he served with. Sadly, for every real Green Beret there is 5,000 impostors (true fact). If you want to see...

Special Forces Association, Chapter 67 - History

The picture shown identifies then SGT William Will receiving the Army Commendation Medal on January 8, 1965 at Fort Bragg, NC. SSG Will was a decorated member of the famed 'Green Beret' Special Forces who had been captured and escaped twice in his three tours in Vietnam, while serving on a Special Forces A Team, 5th SFGA, and was killed in action while on patrol in the Central Highlands …

U.S. Army Special Forces: The most famous Green Berets ...

Barry Allen Sadler was an American military veteran, author, actor, and singer-songwriter. He served as a Green Beret combat medic with the rank of Staff Sergeant of the United States Army during the Vietnam War. Barry Sadler later wrote the hit song, " The Ballad of the Green Berets, " which spent five weeks atop the Hot 100 chart in 1966 ...

Sgt Barry Sadler - Ballad of the Green Berets 1966 - YouTube

Sgt Barry Sadler Ballad of the Green Berets Live PerfomanceSgt Barry Sadler Ballad of the Green Berets LyricsFighting soldiers from the skyFearless men who j...

Gerak Khas (Special Forces) - Wikipedia

Gerak Khas (English: Special Forces, Jawi: ڬرق خاص), also spelled Gerakhas, is a Malaysian Army special forces unit that performs special operations missions such as direct action, unconventional warfare, sabotage, counter-terrorism, and intelligence gathering. Gerak Khas was founded in 1965 during the Indonesia-Malaysia conflict, and they gained worldwide fame and recognition after ...

Pentagon's claims of rogue Green Berets challenged in ABC ...

ABC News probes the mystery behind the 2017 deaths of four Green Berets in Tongo Tongo, Niger, in the documentary "3212 UN-REDACTED," coming Nov. 11 to Hulu.

Thomas Joseph Heben, Green Beret… NOT!! - Guardians of the ...

Thomas Heben has claimed for years to be a graduate of the Special Forces Qualification Course (SFQC) and a former member of 3rd Special Forces Group. He also claimed to have served in Afghanistan with SF and left the service as a Staff Sergeant (SSG/E6). He lied to his family, friends and employer(s).The fact is, he never completed the selection process to even attempt Special Forces …

Barry Sadler, 'Green Berets' Balladeer, Dies - Los Angeles ...

Army Staff Sgt. Sadler recorded "Ballad of the Green Berets," which was the No. 1 song in the country for five weeks in 1966. The song, a narrative tribute to the Special Forces which he ...

When To Wear the Beret | Special Forces Association ...

Decade and General Members: Green Beret with the SFA flash, and Insignia. Please note– in msg nbr A932940090 dtd 21 Oct 93 the Chief of Staff, US Army, approved a policy which restricts the wearing of the Green Beret to Special Forces qualified soldiers. The SFA adopted that policy as it pertains to Association members also.

November 21, 1970, US Green Berets Raid Son Tay Prison ...

November 21, 1970, US Green Berets Raid Son Tay Prison Outside of Hanoi. By mid-November 1970, there were 450 known American POWs in Vietnam, and more than double that amount reported as missing ...

In Memory » HunterSeven Foundation

United States Army Green Beret SSG. Ronald Shurer II. Medal of Honor Recipient, Secret Service Agent Died May 14, 2020 (41 years old) Lung Cancer Operation Enduring Freedom – Afghanistan, 3rd SFG. United States Army Delta Force Operator, MAJ. Thomas Greer – "Dalton Fury" ...

MACV-SOG GREEN BERETS KILLED 50 YEARS AGO

MACV-SOG GREEN BERETS KILLED 50 YEARS AGO NEWSLETTER OF THE QUIET PROFESSIONALS VOLUME 9, ISSUE 8 • AUGUST 2018 ATTACK ON FOB 4 – 50TH ANNIVERSARY 17 SF KIAs — August 23, 1968 SSG Talmadge Horton Alphin, Jr. PFC William Henry Bric III SFC Tadeusz Marian Kepczyk SFC Donald Ray Kerns SGT James Thomas Kickliter 1LT John Edward Miller

IMO Special Forces Soldiers of GWOT - Security Info Net

SSG Michael D. Thomas. 7th Special Forces Group, KIA south of Shindand, Herat Province, Afghanistan on April 27, 2007. 2006. SGT Marco L. Miller. 20th Special Forces Group, KIA in Taji, Iraq on December 5, 2006. SGT Dustin M. Adkins. 5th Special Forces Group, KIA in Haditha, Al Anbar Province, Iraq on December 4 2006.

Former SEAL Team 6 member to plead guilty in Green Beret's ...

A member of the Navy's elite SEAL Team 6 intends to plead guilty next week for his role in the strangulation death of Army Green Beret Staff Sgt. Logan Melgar. DeDolph "has entered into an ...