to CookeBarracks.com! Our
Mission Statement: To unite friends and share
memories with those who were part of U.S.
Army Cooke Barracks near Goeppingen, Germany.
A recent poll confirmed
what most of us
thought: That is, 79% of the 242 respondents said
their time at Cooke was either "great"
or "the best"; 14% reported "good".
Only 7% reported "not so good", or "not
good". Clearly, Cooke Barracks was a magical
place and, perhaps, that's why so many people visit
was born October 2002 and is responsible for
uniting many, many people separated years
In support of our mission, please find within:
- a guestbook roster for everyone to sign and share their
favorite Cooke Barracks memory. With
a little luck, a long-lost friend might
type "cookebarracks.com" into
their web browser, find your entry,
and another reunion will be made. It
actually happens here a lot. Even if you don't have a favorite
memory to share, please sign the guestbook and include your unit
and dates served. The guestbook
is our only "roster database" for
long lost friends to search for each
other. You must include your first name and last name and email address for your entry to post. Your email address is protected and hidden. This site hides your email address but creates a link so others can write you. Of course, those who respond to these links will share their email address to the person they're writing (Which is what happens anytime anyone emails anyone). Please, no advertising, e.g., visit such and such site, links to other pages, etc.
The main guestbook includes many years of entries. To view just a single year of entries, visit the archived guestbooks below:
guestbooks for years 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
On May 12, 2012, after 10 years running this site and 41 years searching for my great friend and MP patrol partner, Tom Weis stumbled onto CookeBarracks.com and another reunion was made. My search for Tom was the reason for the birth of this site. Here's proof the guestbook works. --david wisniewski, founder, cookebarracks.com
- a message
board for everyone to chat about those great
times. Don't forget to sign the Guestbook, too .
Begin a new discussion by clicking on the "New Topic"
link near the top and right of the page. To respond to an existing discussion, click on the "Message
Subject" and, then, "Reply", also in the top right area of the page. Please, no commercial advertising and no "visit my site" ads. Registration required for this one (see why).
- a photo
album; our jewel. Click the link (to the left) and you'll see a page of photos.
Each photo represents an album containing lots of additional photos within its album.
click on any photo within the album, you'll
see the option to add a public comment to that
photo. Your comments are "album
To add photo comments, you must sign up for a free Google account. Signing up takes about
30 seconds. Very simple. It will mean a great deal to me and everyone here if you will spend the 30 seconds to acquire your free Google account so you can add comments AND:
Anyone with a free Google account has the ability to create their own photo album. This means they can contact me to share their album link and it will be added to CookeBarracks.com for everyone to enjoy. Those links will be included at the bottom section of the page you are now viewing.
photo contributions will be greatly appreciated! Please contact me to obtain the email address to send photos for posting to the photo albums. If absolutely necessary, you can
postal mail your photos to me and I'll scan them
and upload them on your behalf (but it will be very
much appreciated if you can try to arrange for a
friend to scan your photos for you (so I don't become
a biological appendage of my scanner). Please understand I'm trying to prevent this becoming a fulltime job (which it already is ;) Thank you!!
guestbooks for years 2002,
- MP Reunion 2013
Infantry Farewell Awards and Deactivation videos
Infantry Sep-Dec90 videos
Barracks Jun90 videos
Barracks Deactivation 1991 videos
- Guy Moore, 404th MP
Weigle will be forever missed.
- Cafe Weigle update.
of "after Cooke Barracks" courtesy of
Ralf Stumpf, a Goeppingen resident and friend.
of the US Army helicopter crash that occurred while
assisting in the construction of the church steeple
in Goeppingen. Photos courtesy of Markus Sick and input
from Frank Tapparo. Here's a link
with recent photos.
provided to CookeBarracks.com by Benjamin Kauer with
permission of the publisher, NWZ Newspaper Goeppingen.
of Cooke Barracks scanned directly from a piece
of literature, courtesy of Jim Kelley, circa 1959-60.
of the 404th MP Company, courtesy of Jim
MP 2nd Annual Reunion
MP 3rd Annual Reunion
MP 3rd Annual Reunion photos posted in Album #7
MP 4th Annual Reunion
MP 5th Annual Reunion
MP 6th Annual Reunion
Infantry Christmas Party videos, 15Dec90
to other websites of interest.
- 1979-83, 1/26th Photo Albums #1 and #2 from Kent Stalker.
- 1982-85 Photo Album from Bill Burns
- Photo Album from Kenneth Gray
- Video circa 1961 from William Macko
- Photo Album from
- Photo Album from Tony Conrad
- Peter Comito shares his 404th MP Co. photo (1957-59); looking for members; see Album #12
Wisniewski, Founder, CookeBarracks.com
(385th MP Bn, 9/70 - 3/71)
18699 Holly Road, Fiddletown, CA 95629
I want to share a very special "thank you" to those listed below for their generous monetary donation supporting CookeBarracks.com. I can't thank you enough!
--david wisniewski, founder, cookebarracks.com:
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