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Geluid KCT Ballad of the green baret

U hoort hier het lied 'The ballad of the green berets'. Dit is de Nederlandse versie van een Amerikaans lied voor de leden van de Special Forces. Het lied wordt bij het Korps Commandotroepen gespeeld bij de afsluiting van de Elementaire Commando-opleiding. Nieuwe commando's nemen dan hun groene baret in ontvangst.

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 chests, 
These are men, The Netherlands 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 take from the Green Beret. 

Silver wings upon their chests, 
These are men, The Netherlands best, 
Men who mean just what they say, 
The brave men of 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 The Netherlands best, 
He'll be a man they'll test one day, 
Have him win the Green Beret.

Defensie beschermt wat ons dierbaar is.