Letter and Photograph Regarding WWII Military Nurse, Joy Lillie
Typewritten letter to General Hoerner, commander for the Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Grand Rapids, MI., outlining the military career of WWII Army Nurse First Lt. Joy Lillie. The letter is accompanied by a color photograph of First Lt. Lillie, standing next to a statue of a woman dressed in a military uniform.
|Title||Letter and Photograph Regarding WWII Military Nurse, Joy Lillie|
|Format||Photograph and document|
Title by cataloger. Information accompanying this image states that the letter was sent as a request to General Hoerner to consider using First Lt. Lillie as a model for a life size statue of the U.S. Army Nurses Corp that was to be erected. While the text does not specifically mention a request that Lt. Lillie be used as the model, there is strength in the circumstantial evidence that she was the model. She had not only a copy of Hoerner's letter, but also a sketch of the statue, and was invited to the June 1976 dedication where this photo, showing Lt. Lillie standing next to the statue, was taken.
|Location In Photo||Chapel Hills Memorial Gardens, Grand Rapids, MI|