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Letter from Annie Pozyck to her parents, 1945

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Object ID: WV0333.4.039

Description: Pozyck has learned that the war has ended in Europe, has listened to a speech from President Truman, and hopes the war will end on the Pacific front soon. She is hopeful for Louis' quick release.

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, its about 10:15 P.M. now, & I have sort of gotten the patients settled- for a while anyway.

So the war is over in Europe. Well I guess people back there are really celebrating, but those of us who are still over here are just wondering how long it will last for us. It’s good to know that it is over “over there”, & I’m just hoping that my darling will soon be back in the good old U.S.A.

Last night at 10:00 we heard President Truman. He made a nice little speech. It was simple but to the point.

Must stop now & go to mid-night chow. Will finish later.

Its now 12:30 A.M. so back to my letter writing.

This letter I’m enclosing is for Louis because I firmly believe he will be back in the States before too long, & when he does come I want him to have a letter waiting for him. So you can forward it on to wherever he might be. I’m also sending one to his Mother & Dad to be sent on to him.

So I received 2 V-Mails from you today, one dated April 12th & one the 14th. See how long it takes V-Mail to get here?

I haven’t received any of the packages from you all or Aunt Esther. Hope they come along soon.

So Berryhill is in the A.N.C. Furches had written & told me she (Berry) had had her physical. Guess she wouldn’t be in now if it weren’t for the draft. She was afraid it would get her anyway.

Fay Cohen has moved out of this area, & I only got to see her twice.

I had a letter from Aunt Esther the other day. Tell her I appreciated the stamps she sent.

I guess this is all for now. I’ll be writing again in a couple of days.

Lots of love, Annie Edith