Arnold W. "Shorty" Dahlgren
Arnold W. “Shorty” Dahlgren, of Varnado, La., died Monday, May 27, 2002, at his home. He was 87.
Mr. Dahlgren was born Aug. 12, 1914, in Springhill, Ala. He worked as a paper maker at the Mobile International Paper Company mill. LTC Dahlgren spent most of his adult life as a military policeman, starting with reserve duty on the 31st Infantry Dixie Division, Pritchard Armory. He was a decorated officer who served in World War II and the Korean Conflict and was assigned to various posts in the United States as Provost Marshall and as an administrator of disciplinary barracks. After retiring from the Army, LTC Dahlgren moved to Natchez, Miss., and worked as security chief.
LTC Dahlgren was an active community volunteer, known primarily for his work in disaster relief with the American Red Cross.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Mary Swann Dahlgren, of Mobile, Ala; parents Sten A. and Anna M. Bachman Dahlgren, of Chickasaw, Ala.; sister Alice Eleanor Dahlgren McEvoy, of Mobile; and a brother, who died in childhood.
He is survived by daughter Carolyn Marie Dahlgren, of Carbondale, Colo.; grandson Daniel T. Levin, of Colorado; and granddaughter Carey E. Levin, of California.
Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. today, at the Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home in Bogalusa, La. Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. Chaplain Walter Heine will officiate.
Burial will take place Friday, May 31, at Biloxi National Cemetery in Biloxi, Miss. There will be a graveside service at 12:30 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of St. Tammany, 1202 S. Tyler St., Covington, LA 70433; or to the Society for Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, 1838 Greene Tree Road, Suite 515, Baltimore, MD 21208.
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