Remembering our Vietnam Vets
Alice In Chains Song Rooster
Jerry Cantrell's father did hear the band perform this song. Jerry told the story in Guitar for the Practicing Musician magazine: "He's only seen us play once, and I played this song for him when we were in this club opening for Iggy Pop. I'll never forget it. He was standing in the back and he heard all the words and stuff. Of course, I was never in Vietnam and he won't talk about it, but when I wrote this it felt right... like these were things he might have felt or thought. And I remember when we played it he was back by the soundboard and I could see him. He was back there with his big gray Stetson and his cowboy boots - he's a total Oklahoma man - and at the end, he took his hat off and just held it in the air. And he was crying the whole time. This song means a lot to me."
Here at KRB Media Group we honor our vets from all wars. The song Rooster which was Jerry Cantrell's fathers name during Vietnam takes a special spot in my heart. As a son of a Vietnam Vet called Indian. My dad talked about the funny stories but never the fight.
A Vet I want to thank was a man named Joseph T. Brown. This man pulled my dad out of a fox hole right before it took a direct hit from a morter. In dads group this was the only man he spent 2 tours with and even knew his real name henceforth my name is Joseph.
To our Vietnam Vets who did not get the respect or honor so deserved, no matter what had to be done in the name of war we here at KRB Media Group we want to say "Thank You and Welcome Home."
Cup of Joe (Joseph)