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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: WV0333.4.071

Description: Pozyck notes her hospital is short-handed after the departure of temporary nurses and has heard that Russia declared war on Japan, that the United States has a new bomb, and that the war may soon be over.

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’m having my P.M. to-day, so thought I had better get busy & write my letter, since I’m going to a dance to-night with Russ.

Well, 10 of the extra nurses we’ve had here on temporary duty left to-day. They are opening up their own hospital. So that leaves us pretty short-handed. Yesterday I worked from 7 A.M. to 7 P.M.- all day. I’m the only nurse on my ward. All of the other 10 wards, with the exception of one, only has one nurse.

I had a letter from “Mom” Parish yesterday, & also one from Louis.

The war news certainly sounds good, what with Russia declaring war on Japan, & this new bomb. That must really be terrific. Hope all of this will be over before too long.

Well, I guess Louis’ leave will be up a week from to-day. Gee, but I wish I could have spent some time with him. We could have had so much fun to-gether. It will soon be a year since I saw him.

This seems like an awfully short letter, but at least it’s something to let you know that I’m feeling good. So I’ll say “Bye-bye” for now.

Lots of love, Annie Edith