Just a short note about some recent news. In looking up information for this blog, I discovered that the Army will be removing their presence from Heidelberg and nearby Mannheim before the end of 2013. Patrick Henry Village will likely become privately owned at that point. Here is an article discussing the move; it doesn’t mention PHV specifically but I’ve seen references elsewhere which include it.
A little sad, perhaps, but it doesn’t change anything as far as this blog is concerned. I haven’t lived in PHV since 1981 or 1982 and my only other glimpse of it was in 2000 when our bus passed right by it on the autobahn. But the memories of my time there remain strong, and remain untouched by its current status.