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Letter from Annie Pozyck to her parents, 1944

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Object ID: WV0333.4.004

Description: Pozyck, aboard ship somewhere in the Pacific Ocean, is enjoying herself and recently watched the movie "Ball of Fire." She believes her husband is currently involved in a military action with the US Ninth Army on the western front.

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

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Full Text: Dearest Mother & Daddy,

Well, here we are still on our way. There still isn’t much to write about. Everything is fine & I’m feeling good. Of course, it’s still pretty hot, but then that is to be expected in this part of the country.

We made a stop recently. I can’t say where but the scenery was beautiful. We only saw it from the ship, but it looked good to us on matter how far away- palm trees by the millions. It was so gorgeous.

Last night we had a movie outside. It was “Ball of Fire.” I had seen it before, but having nothing else to do, I went to see it again.

I hope everything at home is fine. It seems so long since I’ve heard, & so very much longer since I heard from Louis. I hope we’ll get some mail before too long. While I think about it I wanted to tell you all not to write many V-Mail. One now & then will be alright, but I would rather you send them all Air Mail. You can say so much more and I just like them a lot better.

I had to move from the Officer’s Lounge & now I’m writing out on the deck. The breeze feels so good. I just read the morning bulletin & I noticed that the 9th Army is in action on the Western front, so I guess Louis is in it. I sure wish I could hear from him.

This writing is not so good because the wind is blowing my paper & the ship is swaying a little. But I guess you will be able to make it out. It seems like I’m just rattling on and saying so little, so I’ll just say so long for now.

Lots of love, Annie Edith