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I was raised in Dahlgren. As a child I can remember chasing the DDT trucks on our bicycles- The spray was as thick as fog and smelled terrible, but that didn't stop our pursuit! When the medical facility at Dahlgren was being built my Dad toted water to the workers, he was paid 25 cents a week for his labor and said he would take his wages and buy blue jeans. After many many years and much hard work my Dad, Richard Rennoe, retired from Dahlgren as the head of Main Range Services. Both of my grandfathers retired from Dahlgren and now my son works there. I'm so proud of this town as well as the naval base! Thanks, Dahlgren, for giving me such terrific memories!
- Margaret Rennoe Daniel
I grew up at Dahlgren and have many fond memories of that place. My family moved there in 1986 and I didn't leave the area until 2001. I went to Dahlgren School from 4th grade to 7th grade and I am still friends with many of my former classmates (I am now 31 yrs old!). I also met my husband on base. He was stationed at Space Command. I wish I could be there to celebrate Dahlgren's 90th Anniversary!
- Michelle Tidwell (Thompson)