Vietnam Women’s Memorial sculptor dies


Glenna Goodacre, sculptor of the Vietnam Women’s Memorial in Washington, D.C., died April 13 at 80.

Diane Carlson Evans, founder of the memorial and a member of The American Legion’s 100th Anniversary Honorary Committee, stated in an email announcing Goodacre’s death that “she is a heroine to Vietnam veteran women for designing and sculpting a monument honoring them and for assuring that their service and bravery be an inspiration for generations to come.” The memorial was dedicated in 1993, with support in its construction from The American Legion; prior to that, the statue of three uniformed women helping a wounded soldier took a whistle-stop tour across the United States.

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