Country Joe McDonald, Country Joe and Me
"I started writing 1-2-3 what are we fighting for? and so on, and in about 30 minutes, I finished the song -- the melody and lyrics just seemed to flow out of me." A Vietnam vet named Richard Hughes provides this memory he has of hearing the "Fixin to Die Rag" while he was in Vietnam. "During the War the Army used to have psych-ops helo's.