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Letter from Annie Pozyck to her parents, circa 1944

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Object ID: WV0333.4.005

Description: Pozyck has recovered from her seasickness, feels that she is turning into a decent sailor, and enjoys her shipboard accommodations. She tells her parents about her husband's promotion and address change.

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 on our way, & since I’ve completely recovered from my sea-sickness I think I can settle down to writing.

Of course there isn’t too much that I can say, but I know just a few words to let you know that all’s well with me.

We certainly have swell accommodations here on this ship. There are four of us to a compartment with a private bath. And the food is simply grand- since I’ve been able to eat it.

I was a little under the weather for the first couple of days out, but it wasn’t nearly as bad this time as it was before. In face I think I’m getting to be a pretty good sailor, & I hope the next trip back will be the last one.

It’s rumored that we will get mail today, some that was brought on board with us. I hope we will because it will certainly help to boost up my morale.

There doesn’t seem to be much other news.

I forgot to tell you that just before leaving the States I had a letter from Louis telling me about his promotion. He made it on Dec. 3rd. Also there is a little change in his address. It’s Co “I” instead of Co “K”. He’s with the 84th Division, which is fighting with the 9th U.S. Army in Germany.

Well, I’ll say so long for now. Will write again soon.

Lots of love, Annie Edith