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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: WV0333.4.045

Description: Pozyck has received word that Louis has been liberated and written home to his family. She likes receive packages and letters from home and listening to her radio. She also mentions an outbreak amoebic dysentery.

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’m just so happy to-night I don’t know what to do with myself. Wish I could be home for just a little while with you all to-night.

At noon to-day I got a letter from Ma Pozyck & also Florence telling me about the letter they (Ma Pozyck) had from Louis. Isn’t it wonderful that he’s free & safe, Mother & Daddy. I’m “bubbling over” with joy. Wish I could share some of this happiness with you all, because I know you are experiencing the same joy.

I’m sort of excited so I might not be responsible for what I write. Florence said she was going to write to you all the same night she wrote me.

Gee, now I’ll be looking forward every day to a letter from my darling, & I can hardly wait. I’ll bet he will be back in the States before very long. Be sure & forward his letter on to him.

I also got two letters from you all, one written May 15th & one the 16th. I had one yesterday written the 13th, the one that was returned for extra postage.

To-day was really the day, because I got one of the long-awaited boxes. It’s the first one I think- the one with 2 cans of chicken, peanuts, stationary, candy, & toothpaste. All of that sure comes in good.

I was off at 3:30 this afternoon, & when I came over the package was on my bunk. So when I opened it & found the chicken, I just proceeded to open a can, & set myself down & ate the whole can. Of course, I didn’t eat the can too. Ha! Gee, but it was good. Something from home means a lot way over here. Believe me. Now I’ll be looking forward to getting the other packages. Hope the brassieres come soon, I sure need them.

Daddy, I didn’t realize we had so much saved. But, listen, if you need any of the money on my checking account, please use it. I want you too. I can’t repay you & mother enough for all you’ve done for me.

Vivian is in the hospital. She went last Monday with Amoebic dysentery. Also the dietitian who lives in the tent with us went in with the same thing on Tues. so I’m all alone here in the tent. Gets kind of lonesome. But my radio sure keeps me company. Right now the “National Barn Dance” is on. This being Sat. that is when it is on. It’s 7:15 P.M. here. The “Hit Parade” comes on at 9:00.

Guess I’ll say good-night now. I want to write to Ma & Pa Pozyck & also Florence.

Lots of love, Annie Edith