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Joe DiMaggio in the News: The Real Story

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On Jan. 13, 1943, Joe DiMaggio announced that he was going to enlist in one of the branches of the United States armed forces to help defend freedom.

Smiling happily, DiMaggio and his wife, the former Dorothy Arnold, who had been a radio and nightclub singer, told the press that they had settled their marital differences.

Mrs. DiMaggio said, "We're very happy about it."

Her husband added, "Everything is straightened out. I'm going to try to get into the armed forces in the near future...."

DiMaggio was eager to join.

"This desire to join the Army isn't anything recently born. I seriously entertained the thought immediately after the World Series last fall, but private and domestic troubles curved my ...

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