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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: WV0333.4.032

Description: Pozyck has just received a newspaper clipping about a family friend, who was in her husband's platoon, becoming a prisoner of war. She is led to believe that Louis is also a prisoner of war.

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 just couldn’t wait any longer to write, & I might not be exactly responsible for what I say.

Yesterday I got your letter with the clipping about Herman Morrison being a P.O.W. the first time I read it nothing registered, but then I read it again and realized that was the same time & place that Louis was listed as missing.

So then I thought some more, & I remembered Louis writing me about a couple of boys from Concord being in his platoon! This morning I got out his letters to me, & it was in the one written Nov. 28th that he told me about these boys & one of them was Herman Morrison.

So you can see why I’m excited. Louis must be with him. They must have captured the whole platoon.

I wrote Mr. & Mrs. Pozyck & told them about it, & I’m also writing to Florence. I feel sure that it must mean good news is on the way for us. I hope we hear soon. Must stop now, as it is time to go to dinner. I just had to write & tell you this.

Love, Annie Edith