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Diane Carlson Evans

Diane Carlson Evans

Keynote Speaker: Former Army Nurse & Founder of The Vietnam Women's Memorial Project

Diane Carlson Evans Biography

Captain Diane Carlson Evans, ANC RVN served as a nurse in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. Diane Carlson Evans is the Founder of the Vietnam Women’s Memorial Foundation (formerly the Vietnam Women’s Memorial Project), and former President and CEO of the Board of Directors.

Carlson Evans was born and raised on a dairy farm in rural Minnesota and graduated from nursing school in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Upon graduation, she joined the Army Nurse Corps and served in Vietnam from 1968-1969. She served in the burn unit of the 36th Evacuation Hospital in Vung Tau and at Pleiku in the 71st Evacuation Hospital. Including her one year in Vietnam, she completed six years in the Army Nurse Corps.

Evans envisioned the idea for a memorial to honor over 265,000 women who served during the Vietnam war. A former Army combat nurse and Vietnam veteran she led the ten-year struggle to complete the circle of healing with the placement of the Vietnam Women’s Memorial. Although the eloquent wall of names at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. lists the names of eight women nurses who died in Vietnam, Evans felt deeply that the memorial, with its statue of three fighting men, did not acknowledge adequately the women. In her words, “…women are also soldiers. Women also need to heal. Their service is worthy of honor and recognition.” That recognition took place on November 11, 1993 with the dedication of the Vietnam Women’s Memorial.

In 1984, Evans incorporated the Vietnam Women’s Memorial Project as a non-profit organization. Its mission encompasses three broad objectives: to place a Memorial honoring the women who served during the Vietnam war at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.; to identify the women who served, document their needs and facilitate research to address those needs; and to universally educate about the service of women during the Vietnam war.

Today she serves as Chair, Vietnam Women’s Memorial/Eastern National Advisory Group and liaison to the National Park Service Regional Representative on the Mall, Washington DC. The Foundation was located in Washington, DC. She testified before every Congressional and federal agency hearing in Washington, D.C. regarding site and design approval for the Vietnam Women’s Memorial, was instrumental in developing the design competition performance for the Vietnam Women’s Memorial and for conceptualizing the three-day Patriotism and Courage to commemorate the dedication in Washington, D.C. Ms. Evans currently volunteers for the Eastern National and National Park Service efforts on behalf of the VWM. Evans participates in educational activities throughout the United States, speaking at universities and schools and before civic and humanitarian organizations. Her work today focuses on readjustment services for veterans.

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Diane Carlson Evans Videos

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Booking fees for Diane Carlson Evans, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Diane Carlson Evans, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

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Diane Carlson Evans is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Military, Inspirational and Women. The estimated speaking fee range to book Diane Carlson Evans for live events is $10,000 - $20,000, and for virtual events Below $10,000. Diane Carlson Evans generally travels from Montana, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Tom Voss, Becky Halstead and Jason Redman. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Diane Carlson Evans for an upcoming event.

Diane Carlson Evans Videos

Diane Evans: Former Army Nurse & Founder of Vietnam Women's Memorial
Diane Carlson Evans - 2018 American Legion Washington Conference
Diane Carlson Evans, Co-Founder, Vietnam Women's Memorial
AARP Salutes Veteran Diane Carlson | AARP
Diane Carlson Evans - American Legion

Diane Carlson Evans News

  • PBS' National Memorial Day Concert to feature Vietnam combat nurse from Helena

    Highlighting the tribute will be a familiar face to Helenans, that of Vietnam combat nurse Diane Carlson Evans. Founder of the Vietnam Women’s Memorial in Washington, D.C., Carlson Evans will share her story in a special segment that recognizes more than 265,000 women who served during the Vietnam War era.

  • American Legion Awards Diane Carlson Evans with the Distinguished Service Medal

    Vietnam War combat nurse, Vietnam Women’s Memorial Foundation founder and Legionnaire Diane Carlson Evans received the Distinguished Service Medal at the 102nd American Legion National Convention in Phoenix in August, for her decades of veteran advocacy. Carlson Evans was also a member of the Legion's national 100th Anniversary Observance Committee.

How to book Diane Carlson Evans?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Diane Carlson Evans for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Diane Carlson Evans, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Diane Carlson Evans or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Diane Carlson Evans?

Booking fees for Diane Carlson Evans, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Diane Carlson Evans, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Diane Carlson Evans?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Diane Carlson Evans for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Diane Carlson Evans for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Diane Carlson Evans or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Diane Carlson Evans or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Diane Carlson Evans is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Military, Inspirational and Women. The estimated speaking fee range to book Diane Carlson Evans for live events is $10,000 - $20,000, and for virtual events Below $10,000. Diane Carlson Evans generally travels from Montana, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Tom Voss, Becky Halstead and Jason Redman. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Diane Carlson Evans for an upcoming event.

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