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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: WV0333.4.058

Description: Pozyck has received two letters from her husband Louis, who is on leave in the States, and one from Jay, who has become ill while stationed in Texas. She tells her parents to not send her any more packages because she might be transferring to a new location.

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,

Well, I’ve had two wonderful letters from my darling, & he is home on leave, I suppose you all have had word from him too.

I only wish that I could have been there when he got back. I hope I can be back with him before too very long. I just wonder how he looks- if he’s changed any. I can hardly wait to see him. He says he’s pretty lonesome, & I am too. I suppose he told you that he reports to Asheville, N.C. when his leave is up. If I could only get back there.

I’m off this afternoon, so I’m catching up on my corresponding.

I had a letter from Jay the other day, & he says he’s been very ill in the Air Corps hospital in San Antonio, Texas. So I guess that is the reason you haven’t heard from him. He didn’t say what was the matter.

I received the box from Aunt Esther the other day. Speaking of boxes, don’t mail me any more packages until I tell you to, because we might move to another place. I’ll get you know when to send them again. The papers in the box were old, but I enjoyed reading them. I saw in one of them about Harold Krauss, Jr. dying in Belgium from injuries.

You should see “Rebel”. She’s getting cuter every day, & she’s really a little devil. Always into something.

Well, I guess this is all for now. Will write again in a couple of days.

Love, Annie Edith