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Letter from Annie Pozyck to her parents, 1945

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Object ID: WV0333.4.063

Description: Pozyck hasn’t had mail for three days, but has heard news of men killed in action. She also mentions a visit from a doctor who taught Pozyck in basic training.

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 haven’t had a letter from you all since last Sunday. In fact I haven’t had any mail at all for 3 days. Nobody has been getting much though. I hope I’ll have some tomorrow.

I was off at 3:30 to-day & when I came over I tried to take a nap, but it was just too darn hot. Right now I wish it would start pouring down rain, but there are no signs of it.

Several days ago I had a letter from Aunt Bess, & she was telling me about Charles Long being killed on Okinawa. I also had another letter from Jewell Warren, & she told me about P.H. Scarboro, Jr. being killed by this Jap P.O.W. that was hit. More & more, I realize every day how lucky I am that my darling is safely back in the good old U.S.A., & I keep hoping how soon I’ll get back there.

“Rebel” has been lying here gnawing on a bone very happily. I let her run loose this afternoon, & she got in a mud hole. Believe me she’s a mess.

Guess who I saw the other day? You remember the Dr. Martin that I always thought was so wonderful when I was in training? Well, he’s now Col. Martin & is with a General Hospital not far from here. He found out that I was here, so he came by to see me. He knows Co. Arn.

There’s to be a movie in our club tonight. Don’t know what it is, but I’ll probably go. Having nothing else to do.

So I’ll say so long for now. Tell everyone hello for me.

Lots of love, Annie Edith

P.S. Glad you liked the souvenirs.