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Healing wounds : a Vietnam War combat nurse's 10-year fight to win women a place of honor in Washington, D.C. / Diane Carlson Evans with Bob Welch.

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Bethlehem Main Library 959.704 (Text) 33062009452674 New Adult Non-Fiction Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781682619124
  • ISBN: 1682619125
  • Physical Description: xiv, 267 pages, 16 (unnumbered) pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Permuted Press, [2020]

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In 1983, when Evans came up with the vision for the first-ever memorial on the National Mall to honor women who'd worn a military uniform, she wouldn't be deterred. She remembered not only her sister veterans, but also the hundreds of young wounded men she had cared for, as she expressed during a Congressional hearing in Washington, D.C.: "Women didn't have to enter military service, but we stepped up to serve believing we belonged with our brothers-in-arms and now we belong with them at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. If they belong there, we belong there. We were there for them then. We mattered." In the end, those wounded soldiers who had survived proved to be there for their sisters-in-arms, joining their fight for honor in Evans' journey of combating unforeseen bureaucratic obstacles and facing mean-spirited opposition. Her impassioned story of serving in Vietnam is a crucial backstory to her fight to honor the women she served beside. She details the gritty and high-intensity experience of being a nurse in the midst of combat and becomes an unlikely hero who ultimately serves her country again as a formidable force in her daunting quest for honor and justice.
Subject: Vietnam Women's Memorial (Washington, D.C.)
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 > Participation, Female.
Military nursing > Vietnam.

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