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The Betty H. Carter Women Veterans Historical Project

Letter from Annie Pozyck to her parents, 1945

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Object ID: WV0333.4.015

Description: Pozyck has received a telegram and mail from the first of the month, and is thankful that so many people are thinking of her and her husband's safety. She notes the Filipinos' celebration of George Washington's birthday.

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,

I haven’t written for about four days, but I know you all will forgive me. I just haven’t been able to concentrate on it. I’m alright but I didn’t feel like writing.

Yesterday I received the War Department telegram that was supposed to have been sent when we first landed.

I also had to letters from you all dated Feb. 6th & 8th & one from Mr. & Mrs. Pozyck dated Feb 8th. She sent me the clipping out of their paper.

Well, yesterday was Washington’s birthday & the Filipinos really celebrated.

A couple of days ago I received a letter from Aunt Esther & Uncle Cifford & also my birthday card from you all. It was a very sweet card, & I appreciated it so much. Also Miss Clara wrote me a nice note on the church bulletin. Yesterday I had a sweet note from Gene Fexler. Would you call her & tell her that I appreciated it. It’s consoling to know that so many are thinking of me at a time like this, & are praying for Louis’ safety. I know he will be alright. He just has to be.

We have patients in our hospital now. There are 12 on the Surgical Ward where I work- all of them casualties. It’s good to be working though. Time goes a lot faster.

I guess this is all for now. I won’t wait so long before writing again. I keep hoping & praying that I’ll have some good news soon.

Lots of love, Annie Edith