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Letter from Annie Pozyck to her parents, 1945

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Object ID: WV0333.4.062

Description: Pozyck explains that letters from home are precious to service members. She has declined going out with Colonel Arn and has received a box of brassieres.

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 June 24th, & as usual your letters are so welcomed. Letters from home & the ones who are near & dear to us over here mean more than anything else. We just live from day to day for mail call.

I had a letter from Louis to-day, & I guess he’s having a pretty lonely leave. Of course it’s nice for him to be home, but there are none of his buddies there for him to pal around with. I also had a letter from Margaret & a card that Vivian wrote while she & Roberta were in Concord.

Yesterday another box came- the one with the brassieres in it, & they are fine. And you couldn’t have pleased me any better than you did by sending me those pork & beans. Vivian & I just finished them for supper tonight. Mmmm. Also the jam.

There isn’t much news. Everything is pretty much the same around the hospital. I’m still in charge of the same ward.

I was supposed to go out with Col. Arn the other night, but I didn’t go. I told him I was busy.. Haven’t heard from him since.

This is certainly a short letter, but I just want you to know that I’m fine.

Lots of love, Annie Edith