Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Giessen - George C Marshall Village Family Housing

Giessen - George C Marshall Village Family Housing, May 2010

Giessen - George C Marshall Village Family Housing, May 2010

Giessen - George C Marshall Village Family Housing, May 2010

Giessen - George C Marshall Village Family Housing, May 2010

Giessen - George C Marshall Village Family Housing, May 2010

Giessen - George C Marshall Village Family Housing, May 2010

Giessen - George C Marshall Village Family Housing, May 2010

Giessen - George C Marshall Village Family Housing, May 2010

Giessen - George C Marshall Village Family Housing, May 2010

Giessen - George C Marshall Village Family Housing, May 2010

Giessen - George C Marshall Village Family Housing, May 2010

Giessen - George C Marshall Village Family Housing, May 2010

Giessen - George C Marshall Village Family Housing, May 2010

Giessen - George C Marshall Village Family Housing, May 2010

Giessen - George C Marshall Village Family Housing, May 2010


Giessen - George C Marshall Village Family Housing, May 2010

Giessen - George C Marshall Village Family Housing, May 2010

Giessen - George C Marshall Village Family Housing, May 2010

9 comments:

Ray said...

Hi Dan,
Great pictures and they do reflect the appropriate sadness and emptyness of an erra gone by. I treasure the times, as I was part of that history and the all the people that had touched and influenced my life.
Hope to come see you next year and we can tour some of those bases.

Anonymous said...

Sad Pictures again. If you look very close, you can still see Kids playing outside, People BBQ´n and all that. The Sign "Welcome Home" Desert Storm alone is History. I want that Sign :)

Thanks for posting the Pics.
Holger / Gross-Gerau

Anonymous said...

hello!

wow, those pics really got to me! we were stationed in giessen at the time of the first golf war! my dad was in tel aviv (patriot missles) hard times for my mom! respekt to her for taking care of my brother and myself for 9 months w/o our father! but i must say she never really was alone, everybody helped each other out and it was such a relief when our soldiers got back home safe! i remember that day like it was yesterday! as i see on the giessen homepage they modernized all of the flats and sold most of them!!! and those not sold have been rented!!! wow!!! kinda sad but also nice to read that marshall housing is no longer a ghost town!!!

Go Terps! said...

I just want to say "thank you" for posting these pics. I am one of the few "Giesseners" still around. My dad was stationed over there from 1983-1986 and it was really the first duty station that I was old enough to remember (we stayed there from the time I was 4-7). I have such fond memories: I stumbled upon these pics of the old housing areas while at work and started to cry. It's sad that the base has since closed, but I'm so thankful that pics like these will, in a metaphoric sense, keep the base open in my heart.

Thank you, thank you, thank you! I will continue to visit the blog for any updates!

Anonymous said...

Hey, is this page still active? I am studying in Giessen and now living in Monroe Road, the former housing area. It's the last house of the road, next to Rödgener Straße. Can you guys tell me some stories or interesting facts about the location? Will you visit it sometime? I would look forward to hear from you, also per mail: derjoerch8@gmx.de
Greetings from Germany!

Anonymous said...

I grew up in this church in the Gospel choir. Today I went to say Good bye to my home church. They are going to tear it down and build more apartments there. It is in a terrible condition. After just 7 years its dead. Not only were Christian communities who wanted to use it, buy it and take care of it turned down with an unreasonably high price. It is completely empty inside, the benches were torn out, so was the altar and most of the beautiful glass painted windows must have been thrown rocks at, how else could they all have been broken. WhenI heard of the plan to tear it down, I was going to fight to save it. But it is already too late.
I saw the light shining in through those windows when on Sundays the sisters prayed for their husbands in the field. Could see the people drive in the parking areas, get out all dressed up. Kings and queens of the most high God.
I can't believe the disrespect the German city is showing towards God. Not even honouring the people who gave their lives to free them from tyrany and protect them from invasion.
Shame on them.
Now that it is too late to save the Church building I was only left with realizations and memories. I know that the truth installed in my heart marches on. We the people are the church and cannot be moved or torn down. In me remains the strong desire to protect the house of God from disrespect. And to see these people who don't honour God and people put to shame.
If you would like to know how life was like in my church, I can tell you about it. My name is Gina

Tiffany said...

i lived in germany in 85 to 92 my father was in the army. Geissen was his duty staiton it is sad to see it a ghost town aLWAYS WANTED TO GO BACK THERE miss it alot

linda watkins said...

My father was in the Army & stationed in Giessen from 1961 to 1964. I had some best times of my life in those 3 years. Went to FAHS in '63 & '64, lived in the dorm first 3 months & then rode the bus!!!!! Would love to hook up with some of my army brat friends.

Robert McKinney said...

Hi Tiffany,I lived in Dulles during that time. I hung out in Marshall with my best friend Tyrone. I'm sure we've crossed paths.I miss it too! Great memories!

Information needed...

Whoever can help with history of Camp Eschborn, please add your memories of the place as it used to be in the 70's through 90's.

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