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Letter from Annie Pozyck to her parents, 1945

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Object ID: WV0333.4.073

Description: Pozyck wonders what will be the final outcome of the war, and hopes that the United State's terms will be accepted. She is currently the only nurse in her ward.

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,

Received 2 letters from you to-day, one written Aug. 3rd & one Aug. 5th. The last one sure came through in a hurry. Just about as fast as that one I wrote that came in seven days.

Well, they are still bickering about the war, & I wonder just what they will decide to do, & when. Frankly, I think they will accept our terms, but this suspense of just waiting until it actually happens is terrible.

The last letter I had from Louis was written 2 Aug. I just wonder if he might be on his way to N.C.

I’m still very busy on the ward, & the only nurse. Wish we would get some more nurses in to help us out.

I had a letter from Jewell the other day, & she was telling me that Virginia Klutz had gotten married. She was in my class in High School. I don’t know if you all knew her or not.

We’ve had a little rain for the past couple of days which has certainly been a relief from the heat. I guess you all are having some pretty hot weather back there too, for this time of year. But then some of the hottest days of the year are in August.

“Rebel” is lying here in the tent sound asleep. She sleeps so hard all day she just wears herself out. One of the other nurses has a dog too, & they play together all of the time.

Well, I guess this is all for now. I’m going to take a shower, & settle down to reading for a while.

Good-night, now.

Lots of love, Annie Edith