Bruce Springsteen has posted a video on his YouTube channel paying tribute to servicemen who died during the Vietnam War.
The video is a performance of High Hopes’ track “The Wall” recorded April 19, 2014 at Charlotte, North Carolina.
Describing the song as “a short prayer for my country”, he explained it was inspired by Walter and Roy Chichon, from local New Jersey group called the Motifs.
Ray Chichon gave Springsteen guitar tuition. Both the Chichon brothers lost their lives in Vietnam. Springsteen also payed tribute to Bart Haynes – the drummer of his first band, the Castiles – who also died during the conflict.