Dan Tabler was born in 1924 and moved to Centreville, MD when he was 10 years old. He graduated high school in 1941. Dan worked at Camp Lee during the entire war and got the chance to write columns and interview many celebrities of the time.
In his interview, Dan discusses his move to Centreville, his dad sending him to Citadel to go into the army , the history of Centerville, and his interest in public relations which resulted in his dad getting him into public relations working at HQ at Camp Lee. He also speaks about writing a news column for the Record Observer and writing a column called This Army Life. Lastly, he discusses starting his own column called Dots and Dashes by Dan at age 15 and the celebrities he interviewed while working at Camp Lee including Lena Horne.