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Letter from Annie Pozyck to her parents, 1945

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Object ID: WV0333.4.049

Description: Pozyck continues to hope for a letter from Louis, hopes he won't be unhappy to hear she is abroad, and continues to listen to the radio for entertainment. She notes that there are 840 patients in their 400-capacity hospital and encloses a bulletin from her church.

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 your letter yesterday that you wrote May 24th, & of course I was glad to hear from you. But every day now I keep looking for a letter from Louis. I just wonder if he’s back in the States yet. I hope so, but I know he will be disappointed & unhappy to find that I’m over here. I sure wish I could be there to see my darling when he returns.

I was off duty at 2 P.M. & I went out to the hospital to see Vivian. She is doing fine & hopes to be out in a couple of days. Sure hope so, because I’ve really missed her. Being here in the tent all by myself is pretty lonely. But I have my radio, & you know me- as long as I have that, I’m as contented as I can be. During the week they only have programs 6:30-8:30 A.M., 11 A.M.-1 P.M., & from 4 P.M. to 11 P.M., & one Sunday from 11 A.M-11 P.M. So I enjoy it mostly in the evening.

Nancy Archibald sure had a “snazzy” wedding, didn’t she?

There isn’t much news -nothing exciting- besides the War. We are still as busy as ever here at the hospital- casualties, etc. Last night we had 840 patients & we are supposed to be only a 400 bed hospital. So you can just imagine what we are up against.

This is only one of our church bulletins I’m enclosing. The picture on the front is our Chapel. It’s made of palm leaves & bamboo poles. It’s very quaint. I went to Church this morning.

Well, I guess this is all for now, so I’ll say good night now.

Lots of love, Annie Edith [Enclosure]