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, 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.”