In 1967 John Wayne
wrote to Democratic President Lyndon Johnson
requesting military assistance for his pro-war film about Vietnam. Jack Valenti
told the President, "Wayne's politics are wrong, but if he makes this film he will be helping us." Wayne got enough firepower to make The Green Berets
(1968), which became one of the most controversial movies of all time. See more
How do you know we should be fighting for this present government of South Vietnam? They have no constitution. They haven't had any free elections. And six months ago, a committee was appointed to form a constitution... and still no constitution.
The school I went to, Mr. Beckworth, taught us that the thirteen colonies, with proper and educated leadership, all with the same goal in mind, AFTER the Revolutionary War, took from 1776 to 1787, eleven years of peaceful effort, before they came up ...
Ballad of the Green Berets
Written by Robin Moore
and Barry Sadler
Choral arrangement by Ken Darby See more