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Casca – A Blast From The Past

We first mentioned the Casca series in 2013 and we like to bring the Casca books up every once in awhile because they were such a big part of growing up in the early 80s. Plus, every time we bring it up, a few new readers discover the series.

Casca is a legendary eternal mercenary who was charged by Christ on Golgotha to fight until the second coming, from conflict up conflict. Exciting stuff, and as a kid, I couldn’t put it down.

Did you devour this book like I did? If so, did you know that the Casca images by artist Darrel Millsap on the cover of every title were based on this photo of author Barry Sadler?

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And, did you know that same Special Forces Veteran Barry Sadler also wrote and performed the song “The Ballad of the Green Berets” which hit Number 1 on the charts in the Spring of 1966? If you’ve ever served at Ft Bragg, you’ve heard that diddy a time or two.

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Although Sadler passed away in 1989 of complications following a gun shot wound, the Casca-series of books carried on and still boast a website dedicated to the series.

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5 Responses to “Casca – A Blast From The Past”

  1. Ian McDevitt says:

    They were influential for me as a kid. They were, and I guess still are unique. Read every one I could get my hands on. Another book in that vein is “Armor” by John Steakley, then “Once a warrior king” which we had to read at Benning in IOBC.

  2. Scott Evans says:

    I read the series in 1989 while deployed to Okinawa. I still have all the books.

  3. Kevin says:

    John Steakley only wrote two books, but when those two books are Armor and Vampire$…

    Sadler wrote several other books, which anyone who likes Casca might like if you can find them.

  4. pbr549 says:

    My Dad had a few of the books. I started reading them when I was a kid. I’d have to wait for him to finish a new one when it came out so I could read it LOL. Great memories.