Thank you to Harald Schwamberger for bringing to my attention an upcoming event Remember Cooke Barracks at the original Cooke Barracks location.
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: 79% of 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 so others can search for you. With
a little luck, a long-lost friend will 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 database for
others to search for others. You must include your first name, last name and email address for your entry to post. Your email address is protected and hidden. This site substitutes your email address with a link so others can write you. Please, no advertising, e.g., visit such and such site, or links to other pages.
...a personal note about our Guestbook: For 41 years, I had been searching for my great friend and MP patrol partner, Tom Weis. That's the reason CookeBarracks.com was born. Ten years later, 12May2012, he stumbled onto our site and the best reunion of my life was made. There's proof our 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.
Please, no commercial advertising or "visit my site" links.
collection; our jewel.
guestbooks for years 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
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.
Videos of "after Cooke Barracks" courtesy of
Ralf Stumpf, a Goeppingen resident and friend.
- Photos of the US Army helicopter crash 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.
article 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.
- A War Novel set around Cooke Barracks
of the 404th MP Company, courtesy of Jim
Infantry Christmas Party videos, 15Dec90
- Booklet from Dave Ryder by “Father Mike”. Pope mobile Pg. 7
- 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 Tony Conrad
- 404th MP Co. photo (1957-59) from Peter Comito
- Links to other websites of interest.
I hope you enjoy!
"Ski" Wisniewski, Founder, CookeBarracks.com
(385th MP Bn, 9/70 - 3/71)
19931 Scratch Ranch Road, Fiddletown, CA 95629