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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: WV0333.4.057

Description: Pozyck continues to wait for news from Louis. She also describes a boat trip, getting her tent screened, and getting a dog house.

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,

Another day in the Philippines & still to-day I didn’t get a letter from Louis. I guess maybe I’m getting too anxious & I am I suppose.

Well, I know I haven’t written for a few days, but I’ve had chances to go to dances, parties, etc, so I know you will forgive me.

Saturday night I went to a dance, & then Sunday afternoon on a boat trip. We sure had a nice time Sunday afternoon. There were 4 couples of us. Two other nurses from our unit & one from another hospital. We had ice cold beer, & then had supper on the barge. We had the most delicious steaks for supper, & french fried potatoes. The first I’ve had since coming overseas, & were they good. Real potatoes- none of this dehydrated stuff, & you know how well I like those french fries.

Well, I’ve got a dog house for “Rebel”. The fellow I went to the dances Sat. night gave it to me. The one from Atlanta, Ga. So now she’s all set. Last was the first night that she didn’t “whine” all night. A couple of nights I put her on the foot of my bed, & she was alright.

We are getting our tent screened in to-day. Up until now we’ve only had a strip of burlap around the sides. So we are very happy. I’ll say so long for now, because I want to take a nap before going back on duty. I’m off from 12-3:30. I’m feeling fine.

Lots of love, Annie Edith