John Fogerty, whose music helped define the late 1960s and early 1970s and the resistance to the Vietnam War, said he always understood people who hated the war, but he couldn’t comprehend why they hated the soldiers who fought in it.
“I used to talk to some of my acquaintances back in the day,” Fogerty said. “I was a young rock ’n’ roller and I would see people protesting the soldiers, and I’d always raise the question, ‘Don’t you think it’s a little odd? You’re 23 years old and the guy you’re yelling at is 23 years old, and he probably feels the same way as you do about this stinking war.’”
Fogerty’s sentiment was shaped, no doubt, by his time in the Army National Guard. Though never sent overseas, he spent several years in uniform — a few of them on active duty — just prior to his breakout success as frontman and songwriter for Creedence Clearwater Revival. Read the full article at lasvegassun.com