Still in Saigon (song)

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Still in Saigon is a country song written and sung by The Charlie Daniels Band.

The singer, a Vietnam Veteran, talks about how 10 years earlier he was drafted into military service. Instead of escaping to Canada (which was housing many draft dodgers at that time) or staying in school on a student deferment, he "was brought up differently" and "couldn't break the rules".

After serving 13 months and 15 days ("the last ones were the worst") he came home to a bitterly divided family (his younger brother, now a leftist war protestor, called him a "killer" while his father called him a "vet"). Worse, he began to show symptoms of PTSD, exacerbated by summer rains; he feels that he is "still in Saigon in my mind".