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The Betty H. Carter Women Veterans Historical Project

Letter from Annie Pozcyk to her parents, 1944

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Object ID: WV0333.4.003

Description: Pozyck, who is aboard ship, has received her family's letters and a newspaper clipping they sent. She informs them she is doing well and attending church.

Creator: Annie Edith Sherrill Pozyck

Biographical Info: Annie Edith Sherrill Pozyck (1920-2007) of Concord, North Carolina, served in the Army Nurse Corps during World War II. After her discharge, she continued her nursing career, retiring from the Salisbury, North Carolina, VA Hospital after over twenty-five years in the profession.

Collection: Annie Pozyck Papers

Rights: It is responsibility of the user to follow the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). Materials are not to be reproduced in published works without written consent, and any use should credit Jackson Library, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Full Text: Dearest Mother & Daddy,

Well, this is the second letter I’ve written since starting out. Right now I’m writing this on deck, so if it seems a little shaky you will know the reason. The ship is rocking some from side to side.

Everything is going fine. I went to church Sunday morning. That makes four Sundays in a row I’ve been to church. Getting good “ain’t” I?

Well the other day I did receive three letter in the mail call- 2 from you all and 1 from Aunt Esther. Gee it was good to get some mail from home to read way out here on the ocean. I appreciated the clipping about Lt. Heaffner. I know her. She was in training the same time I was & finished about six months before I did. I knew she was in the Army.

I guess tis is about all for now. Just wanted to let you know that I’m fine & all’s well.

Lots of love, Annie Edith