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The Education of Corporal John Musgrave Book Event


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Wed, Apr 13.2022

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This special collaboration between Theater of War Productions and Disabled American Veterans will present live readings from The Education of Corporal John Musgrave, a searing new memoir about the Vietnam War and its aftermath, as a catalyst for a powerful, intergenerational discussion about the cost of war and the challenges of healing wounds, both visible and invisible.

There’s not a false note in this book, full of both pride and sorrow. It’s just the retort to those who wonder why Vietnam vets can’t just forget about the past and move on… Smart and self-aware, Musgrave delivers one of the best recent books on America’s experience in Vietnam.
Kirkus, starred
The Education of Corporal John Musgrave Published by Knopf

Cast Members

  • John Musgrave Headshot

    John Musgrave

  • Oscar Isaac Headshot

    Oscar Isaac

  • Greg Gadson Headshot

    Greg Gadson

  • Ashleigh Byrnes Headshot

    Ashleigh Byrnes

  • David Strathairn Headshot

    David Strathairn

About the Author

John Musgrave

John Musgrave served in Vietnam for eleven months and seventeen days in both the First and Third Marine Divisions before being permanently disabled by his third wound. He was medically retired as a corporal in 1969. He is the recipient of two Purple Hearts and two Vietnamese Crosses of Gallantry. In addition to speaking publicly about his war experiences, and working with younger veterans to help them reintegrate and heal, Musgrave is the author of the collection Notes to the Man Who Shot Me: Vietnam War Poems (Coal City Review).

John Musgrave by Melinda B Hipple
photo by Melinda B Hipple

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