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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: WV0333.4.059

Description: Pozyck is watching her pet dog, with whom her Filipino maid enjoys speaking.

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 haven’t had a letter from you all since Sunday but maybe I’ll have one tomorrow. I also haven’t had one from Louis since Sunday. But yesterday there was no mail at all for anyone. So tomorrow should be a good mail day for me. I hope so.

I’m sitting just outside my tent trying to keep an eye on “Rebel” & write this at the same time. But I just had to go & chase her so I just tied her up. She’s not very happy about it either.

You should see our little tent girl with her. She talks Filipino to her, & the first thing I know she will be so confused, she wont know what she is.

There isn’t much news. I’m still working on the same ward that I’ve been on since coming off night duty. We are very busy. We have had a good bit of rain the past three days, & it’s pretty muddy. But I’ll take the mud to the heat any day.

Mary Kurfees is in the hospital with amoebic dysentery. She’s been in about a week. She’s getting along alright.

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

Lots of love, Annie Edith