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Near Neillsville in Clark County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Women Veterans Memorial

 
 
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By K. Linzmeier, June 12, 2014
1. Women Veterans Memorial
The Nurse
Inscription.  
In Honor and Remembrance of
the Women of Wisconsin
Who Have Served Our Nation
Dedicated September 19, 1992

Donated by
The Wisconsin Women and Men
of Vietnam Veterans of America

 
Erected 1992 by Wisconsin women and men of the Wisconsin Chapters of the Vietnam Veterans of America.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: MilitaryWomen.
 
Location. 44° 33.912′ N, 90° 39.998′ W. Marker is near Neillsville, Wisconsin, in Clark County. Memorial can be reached from Ridge Road 0.4 miles west of Clark Avenue, on the left when traveling west. Memorial is in front of the flag pole at The Highground – Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: W25757 Ridge Road, Neillsville WI 54456, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. National Native American Vietnam Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Kilroy Was Here (within shouting distance of this marker); The Korean War Tribute
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By K. Linzmeier, June 12, 2014
2. Women Veterans Memorial
(within shouting distance of this marker); Women Airforce Service Pilots Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Fragments (within shouting distance of this marker); Clark County Moraines (approx. 0.3 miles away); The White Pine in Neillsville History (approx. 3.1 miles away); Neillsville Post Office (approx. 3˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Neillsville.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Highground Veterans Memorial. Nurse Tribute. Rodger Brodin originally submitted "The Nurse" to be placed in the competition for the Women's Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., however, a different design was chosen. (Submitted on November 8, 2014.) 

2. Chicago Tribune. 1988 article. A Small Step For Veterans. "The Vietnam Women`s Memorial Project is a nonprofit organization dedicated to erecting the statue by artist Roger (sic) Brodin at the memorial, and identifying an estimated 10,000 women who served in Vietnam, mostly as nurses, as well as the 240,000 women estimated to have served in the military stateside during the war." (Submitted on November 8, 2014.) 

3. Vietnam Veterans of America. Eight Names On The Wall Belong To Women. "They were fantastic women. They were fantastic
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people. They were brave, involved, caring. And they wanted to be there." (Submitted on November 8, 2014.) 

4. The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Page. American Military Women who Died in the Vietnam War. (Submitted on November 8, 2014.) 

5. Brodin Studios, Inc. The Nurse (photo number 15). (Submitted on November 8, 2014.) 

6. Vietnam Women's Memorial Foundation. Vietnam Women's Memorial (Washington, D.C.) sculptor's notes. (Submitted on November 8, 2014.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. Rodger Brodin
Rodger Myron Brodin, whose sculpture of a combat nurse inspired the Vietnam Women's Memorial Project (now Vietnam Women's Memorial Foundation), died in 1995 of a heart attack. He was 55.
    — Submitted November 8, 2014.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 8, 2014, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 307 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 8, 2014, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.
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