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Letter from Annie Pozyck to her parents, 1945

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Object ID: WV0333.4.046

Description: Pozyck explains how happy she is to hear that her husband has been liberated from an Axis prison camp but cannot get leave. She also describes her Charge of Quarters (CQ) duties.

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,

To-day I received your letter written May 20th, but there is one missing in between because the one I had day before yesterday was written the 16th. So this one that is missing is the one that I guess you wrote the night you talked to Florence. I sure wish I could have seen you that night. I know just how you must have felt, because the day I got the letter from Ma Pozyck & Florence, I was walking two feet off the ground I was so happy. My darling is free & safe now. Since it is all over, it almost seems like a bad dream. But thank God he is alright

You mentioned something about a leave. I sure wish I could get one, but that isn’t possible

I’m feeling fine (& why shouldn’t I). Vivian is still in the hospital but she’s getting along alright. Hope she gets out soon.

I was C.Q. tonight- that is Charge of Quarters. One of us has to be C.Q. every night from 7-9, so answer the telephone & call the kids when their dates come.

I guess I’ll have to stop now & get to bed. Beside, the bugs & mosquitos are getting bad.

So good night. I’ll write again Friday. I’m off that day.

Lots of love, Annie Edith