Herzo Base in June of 2008
I was a dental officer at Herzo Base from September of 1977 until Julyof 1980, serving most of my time with Maf. Joseph Pawlusiak. Rowland Hannon was OIC of the Herzo Joint Unit Aid Station during my tour. I returned to Herzo in June of 2008, and found most of the buildings on base had been demolished, except for the "Fish Bowl" apartments.
Adidas pruchased the base property and built their new World of Sports (world headquarters) at the North end of the property and a very large factory outlet on the East of the property (see the image of the new map of Herzo). I have included five other images taken in June of 2008. The old main gate has been removed, but one of the Herzogenaurach city officials toldthe gate is in storage, and will likely be reconstructed in the future as some type of monument / remembrance of Herzo Bale.
On the new map, the location of the old main gate is just past where Olympiaring leaves the main yellow road that leads to the Adidas World of Sports. There is currently major construction taking place immediately adjacent to the Fish Bowl, but I did not find out what it is to be. The Ramada hotel is complete, and can be seen in the background of the image of the old main gate area.
The road to the hotel (branching to the left off from Olympiaring) is complete, although it does not show as complete on the new map. The housing pictured is being built at the end of Olympiaring. If one looks carefully at the lower left of the Fish Bowl construction picture, a foundation remnant of the old gate or the old Headquarters building can be seen. The old Perimeter fence, although not visible on the image, is still intact deeper in the trees on the left side of the construction picture.
Yes, the buildings are gone, and I think many of us who served at Herzo Base feel a some degree of loss, because most of the physical is no longer present, to help us remember the time we spent in Herzogenaurach.