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Local veteran featured in Ken Burns ‘Vietnam’ documentary to participate in screening, talk Monday

John Musgrave, of Baldwin City and seen here at KU’s Vietnam War memorial, is a Vietnam veteran who is featured in documentary filmmaker Ken Burns’ series about the war.

John Musgrave, of Baldwin City and seen here at KU’s Vietnam War memorial, is a Vietnam veteran who is featured in documentary filmmaker Ken Burns’ series about the war.

September 29, 2017

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John Musgrave, a local Vietnam War veteran and participant in Ken Burns’ new documentary on the conflict, will speak at a screening of the film Monday at Liberty Hall.

Musgrave’s experiences as a Marine serving in Vietnam are featured prominently in Burns’ 18-hour series “The Vietnam War.” The documentary,” co-directed by Lynn Novick, ended its 10-part run earlier this week, but will begin re-airing on Kansas City PBS station KCPT at 8 p.m. Tuesday.

After screening select clips featuring his story, Musgrave, who resides in Baldwin City, will engage in a discussion about “his service, reactions to the war in Lawrence and the legacy of the Vietnam War,” according to the event description.

KCPT will host the event co-sponsored by the Lawrence Public Library, University of Kansas Libraries, KU’s Dole Institute of Politics and the Watkins Museum of History.

The program, titled “What it Means to Be a Patriot: The Vietnam War with John Musgrave,” starts at 7 p.m. Monday at Liberty Hall, 644 Massachusetts St. It is free and open to the public with RSVP.

To register, visit www.eventbrite.com, then search for “What it Means to Be a Patriot: The Vietnam War with John Musgrave."

Comments

Richard Quinlan 2 months, 2 weeks ago

Props to Mr. Musgrave , thank you for your service and thank you for sharing your insights with us all. Found the documentary so interesting , remembered things i forgot and relived so much of that time. I didnt serve but both brothers did and your insights give us all a window into what you vets experienced. Best to you amigo !

Ray Mizumura 2 months, 2 weeks ago

It's one of the pleasures and privileges of my life to know John Musgrave. I look forward to the event on Monday 10/02/2017.

Steve King 2 months, 2 weeks ago

Mr. Musgrave, my deepest sympathy for what you endured in serving your country. In serving us. And my feelings extend to all who serve. You continue to serve. With Honor. Your narratives in their crisp clarity and honesty touch us all. Tells us what we needed to hear. Longed to hear. And it honors and gives voice to those who cannot. Thank you Sir.

Sean Williams 2 months, 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your service to our country and for the continued bravery of sharing your reports, insights, perspective, and thought-provoking discourse.

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