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Letter from Annie Pozyck to her parents, 1945

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Object ID: WV0333.4.038

Description: Pozyck discusses her busy first night-shift, her promotion to first lieutenant, and her hopes for a letter from her husband.

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,

I received the letter from you all to-day that you wrote Apr. 26th. It took a little longer than usual to get here.

Well, here I am on night duty. This is my first night, & I’ve been rather busy. I have charge of 3 90-bed surgical wards, & believe me, it keeps me running. I have some pretty sick patients.

Every day I’ve been looking for & hoping I would have some word from Louis. I received your cablegram the 5th. Took quite some time didn’t it?

I don’t know if you noticed any return address or not. If not please observe. Your darling daughter is now a First Lt. my promotion came through to-day. So now I wear a silver bar.

There isn’t so much other news, & then too, I didn’t get but a couple of hours this afternoon.

So I’ll say good-night now.

Lots of love, Annie Edith