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On Jan. 1966 The Ballad of the Green Berets became the number 1 single song of the entire year.
Written and performed by SSG Barry Sadler and sold more than 1M copies.
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Written and performed by SSG Barry Sadler and sold more than 1M copies.
Not to be picky Wolf but it sold over 9,000,000 singles and albums combined.
I didn't care much for their French arteest looking hat so I joined the Corps instead that year.
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My older brother had this album. It had a profound effect on my young patriotic self. On the down side, the professors at the university level induced a pacifist attitude into his psyche.
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I should have mentioned that he co-wrote the song with Robin Moore. Robert Lowell "Robin" Moore, Jr. was an American writer who is most known for his books The Green Berets, The French Connection: A True Account of Cops, Narcotics, and International Conspiracy and, with Xaviera Hollander and Yvonne Dunleavy, The Happy Hooker: My Own Story.

Moore was allowed access to the U.S. Army Special Forces to write about this elite unit of the United States Army. It was General William P. Yarborough who insisted that Moore go through special forces training in order to better understand "what makes Special Forces soldiers 'special'." He trained for nearly a year, first at "jump school" for airborne training before completing the Special Forces Qualification Course or "Q Course", becoming the first civilian to participate in such an intensive program. Afterward, Moore was assigned to the 5th Special Forces Group on deployment to Vietnam. His experiences in-country formed the basis for The Green Berets.

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Seattle (in July) has less rainy days than Phoenix.



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Seattle (in July) has less rainy days than Phoenix.
Hah! I don't doubt that at all but.... you knew there was a but.... that measure is probably "days with measurable rainfall" and probably doesn't address the duration of the rain at all. A "rain" in Phoenix might last 20 minutes, not all freakin' day like it does in Seattle!
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I just checked with weather underground, rainfall report. In 2006 all 31 days of July, Seattle accumulated about 1/10", Phoenix accumulated just over 1".

I didn't run the numbers for other years (I'm tired) but it looks similar



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