Monthly Archives: September 2013

Images of a Deserted Heidelberg

I just found the DVIDS Heidelberg gallery which has 26 images showing a deserted PHV, as well as Campbell Barracks and Patton Barracks.   At the site, click each picture to get a larger view and a descriptive caption.  The captions confirm that the big building at the extreme southern end of PHV was actually a commissary, so I guess residents no longer had to drive into town to the separate Army facility containing the PX, commissary, and other shops like we had to do back at the end of the 1970s/start of the 1980s.

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Campbell Barracks Closing Ceremony

I just came across the following video, celebrating the history of Campbell Barracks and highlighting the closing ceremony.  It’s sad to see the grass already overgrowing the sidewalks and the bushes growing wild. It must have been in a nearly-closed state for some time before this video was made.

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