War Stories

May 26, 1994

War veterans and those who tended the home fires during wars will tell anyone who will listen that finding humor in the midst of mayhem is what keeps us sane. And those who lived through World War II have some especially funny stories to tell.

We know. We've already started hearing them as D-Day commemorations approach. One very ordinary GI Joe-type Baltimore man recalls having cocktails with the very glamorous Marlene Dietrich at the Ritz in Paris. A woman now nearing 70 can relate in vivid, uproariously funny detail her high anxiety over her attire at a USO dance in Washington.

They're great stories, and we're sure there are many, many more. To share one of your amusing World War II tales with Sun readers, call Sundial, the Sun's telephone information service. Be sure to leave your full name, city of residence and daytime phone number -- and keep your story as concise as possible. We'll run some of the anecdotes in a future Today section.

Call (410) 783-1800. In Anne Arundel County, call 268-7736; in Harford County, 836-5028; in Carroll County, 848-0338. Using a touch-tone phone, punch in the four-digit code 6210 after you hear the greeting.

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