Diane Carlson Evans, a former captain in the Army Nurse Corps who served in the combat zone of Vietnam is the founder of the Vietnam Women’s Memorial Foundation, Inc. She served as president and CEO of the Foundation’s board of directors—headquartered mainly in Washington, D.C.—for thirty years. She has received numerous prestigious awards from civic and veteran’s organizations, including lifetime memberships awarded by The American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Disabled American Veterans, and Vietnam Veterans of America. Since the dedication of the Vietnam Women’s Memorial in 1993, Evans has remained an active advocate in the veteran’s community focusing on healing the wounds of war. She speaks nationally about the service and contribution of women during wartime.
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