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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: WV0333.4.034

Description: Pozyck describes her relief that her husband is alive and her recent social activities.

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 I think I’m beginning to come back down to earth now, to a certain degree. But I still feel so very happy just knowing that my darling Louis is safe. He may even be freed by this time, as fast as they are freeing the American prisoners of war over there. I’ll bet he even beats me back to the states. But I don’t mind that. I should be hearing from him soon, because they are allowed to write, even if its just a few words.

The most recent letter I had from you all was written the 8th of April. But yesterday was the pay-off. I got one from you written January 25th. What about that? I also got one from Aunt Bess dated Feb 18th. Better late than never I guess.

I saw a good movie the other night sitting out under the palm trees. It was “A Song to Remember”- the life of Chopin. The music was wonderful.

I’m off from 9-12 to-day so I’m catching up on a few letters. I’ve got plenty to write too, & now I feel like writing to everyone I know.

I had a P.M. yesterday & Fay Brown (Cohen) came down & spent the afternoon with me. We just talked & talked. She is with the 90th Field Hospital not far from us.

It’s still been terrifically hot here, but they say this is their summertime. We had a bad rain & wind storm several days ago. It blew over a couple of tents & I thought ours was going. There was a lot of thunder & lightning.

I had a letter from Vivian the other day. She said that Uncle Geneva had been down to visit her.

Well, I’ll say so long for this time. I’m feeling fine & very happy.

Love, Annie Edith