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John Fogerty Opens Up About His Dedication to Serving Military Veterans

by Kayla Zadel
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John Fogerty might be known internationally for his rock and roll, but what you may not know is that he’s passionate about helping veterans.

Fogerty is a United States Army reserve and Vietnam veteran himself. It was after his time in the Navy that he went on to be a music legend.

However, he knows firsthand what it’s like to be a veteran. The former Creedence Clearwater Revival member just released a new concert film that donates time and money to veteran’s causes, including Veterans Village in Las Vegas.

The “Fortunate Son” speaks up about sharing his time and donating to veterans. He first received a touching letter from the veterans compound asking for his help.

“We got to get in touch with this guy. He’s really passionate and he’s the real deal. Let’s find out what we can do to help,” Fogerty says in a recent interview.

John Fogerty Donates to Veterans Village

Fogerty’s funds originally came from the money he received for a Woodstock revival performance that never happened. As a matter of fact, he didn’t feel right keeping the money, so he donated it to help homeless Las Vegas veterans.

As a token of their appreciation, the veterans’ home is named after the icon. Veterans Village offers affordable-housing residences made of refurbished ocean shipping containers.

He’s also donating money from his concert video that was filmed at the famous Red Rocks concert video in Morrison, Colorado. Titled “50 Year Trip: Live at Red Rocks” is the ultimate John Fogerty live greatest hits. 

Fogerty Takes Up Residency in Las Vegas

The legendary rock and roll artist is wrapping up another milestone in his career. Fogerty’s “My 50 Year Trip” tour starts this month with a nine-show run at the Encore Theater at the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas.

John Fogerty also wrote iconic hits like “Proud Mary,” “Fortunate Son,” “Born On The Bayou” and “Who’ll Stop The Rain.”