Fogerty was the perfect collaborator for the song, since he served in the Army Reserve in the '70s. "I wasn't shipped to Vietnam, but… I had my eye on that all the way through," the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer told ET Online
. "We send people off do this great service for us and possibly die, but when they come home, we don't treat them very well. That's what we wanted to express in the song - we need to do something about that."