Kristin Hannah: “(Carlson Evans’) … help in The Women was pivotal.”

When Diane Carlson Evans, author of Healing Wounds: A Vietnam War Combat Nurse’s 10-Year Fight to Win Women a Place of Honor in Washington, D.C. was nominated for the Presidential Medal of Freedom, bestselling author of The Women, Kristin Hannah, congratulated her on the honor and said of Carlson Evans, “Her research help in The Women was pivotal, but even more lasting is the impact she has had on me personally, on my life. She has opened me up in a way I never expected. I honestly think that somehow my mom put us together. I am incredibly proud of this honor for her. She is a true American hero and I can’t think of a better recipient for this honor.” See Hannah’s full Instagram post here.