The Green Berets Anyone Watch âThe Green Beretsâ on channel 5 tonight? I remember seeing it in 1968 in Tidworth. Probably before most of the posters on this site were even born? At the time, I thought it was great film. It was âThe Warâ which dominated the news daily. That good old draft dodger John Wayne, playing John Wane was brill. SSGT Barry Sadlerâs (ex Green Beret) song was very popular as well. The âMaroon Machineâ adopted it as their own with the obvious changes! Watching it today, it all seems rather sad (apart from having a shoit house named after you!) Ah well, time moves on at too fast a pace. Happy days.