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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: WV0333.4.075

Description: Pozyck notes that mail delivery has all but ceased and describes a trip to a small island.

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 still don’t know how the mail service is going out from here, but I know that coming in it’s practically nil. I haven’t had a single letter in six days. I did get the box as I told you. Those newspapers sure looked good, even though they were a little old. Just anything from home.

Well, I’ve certainly had a most enjoyable Sunday afternoon. I was off at 12:30 & at 1:30 I left out to go to a little island with a Chief Petty Officer from the Seabees. We went down to the docks where his boat was waiting for us. By the way, “Rebel” went along with us, & did she have herself a time.

So we got on the boat & “Rebel” just loved it. It was about a 20 min. ride out there. When we got there, we looked around over the island, went into a couple of native huts. All during the time we were taking pictures. Hope they turn out good. I went for a ride in one of the native boats, & also had my picture taken in it.

Then to top the afternoon off, we had the most delicious friend chicken for dinner.

After dinner we sat down on the beach, & the natives sang to us, some of their songs. It was really nice.

So about 7:30 we left to come back to this Island. I got home about 8:00 & took a shower. So now I’m ready for bed. “Rebel” & I are a tired but happy pair tonight.

Lots of love, Annie Edith