A note from David Wisniewski, Founder, CookeBarracks.com: The software program used to generate the 2002 through 2005 guestbooks did not have the capability to hide email addresses and I have manually removed them. Unfortunately, this prevents you from emailing the guestbook signer directly. If you recognize someone in this guestbook, you can contact me for the last email address I have for them.
2002 Guest Book

I was in the USAF stationed on Cooke Bks from 1988 till I deactivated it in 1991. I was with the ALO folks. Sure do miss it....
Chuck Leibensperger <>
Florida USA - Monday, December 30, 2002 at 13:05:17 (PST)

I was stationed with the H.G.& H.G.Co. 4th Armored Division from May 1964 through December 1966. I worked in the Commodant Section as a staff car driver and used the motor pool daily. I'm going to try and find the few pictures I took with my little brownie camera. I can also try to draw a plot map of the barracks area that I remember. This walk down memorie lane is great. A couple of years ago I stumbled across a site the Goppingen City Government had put up for Cooke Barracks.
David H. Bearden <>
Gambrills, Md., Md. USA - Sunday, December 29, 2002 at 23:21:07 (PST)
Iwas at goppingen from 1985-88 Cco 4tbn 16th inf looking for anybody that was there that year also,robert hill & richard buttler ,been a long time lets get together
timothy j hier <>
ny USA - Saturday, December 28, 2002 at 10:15:22 (PST)
i was there 1962 to 1964 with the 144th sin hccompany
robert nichols <>
east northport, n y USA - Tuesday, December 24, 2002 at 18:38:29 (PST)
I was stationed at Cooke Barracks in 1959 and 1960 in the 504 Admin Co 4 AD. I worked in the AG section in the basement of the big building on the hill. I was a member of the IG inspection team and got to travel to all the division locations.I have lots of shots of all of them but they are all slides. Great place to be then and really enjoyed it. I still am in touch with of the guys.
Bill Landers <>
Hernando, MS USA - Thursday, December 19, 2002 at 09:18:30 (PST)
Was with Aco and HHC, S-3 4/16 INF from 88-91 when the post closed. Great times there, have a ton of pictures, even a video of the infantry side of the post and of Cement City in Saudi. Looking for guys from Aco or S-3.
Scott Reed <>
Mayfield Village , OH USA - Thursday, December 12, 2002 at 08:17:41 (PST)
I served in the 48th Transportation Co. from July 1974 to September 1975. We then moved to Stuttgart, until I got out in December 1975. I was a helicopter hydraulics mechanic. Great time in my life!
Dave Bullard <>
Chesapeake, Va USA - Saturday, December 07, 2002 at 01:14:21 (PST)
I WAS STATIONED AT COOKE BKS FROM JAN 1964 TILL FEB 1967. I WAS IN THE 504TH ADMIN MOTER POOL AND LATER I WAS ASSIGNED TO THE DENTAL CLINIC. THOSE WERE SOME OF THE BEST DAYS OF MY LIFE. COOKE BKS WAS A GREAT PLACE TO BE IN THE ARMY, SORRY TO HERE ITS NOT THERE ANY MORE. I WOULD LIKE TO HERE FROM ANYONE FROM THOSE DAYS. ED SEMERARO
EDWARD SEMERARO <>
BELOIT, OH USA - Monday, December 02, 2002 at 19:00:46 (PST)
I WAS STATIOND AT COOKE BKS FROM 1973TO 1976 (1ST IDF) SORRY TO HEAR THAT IT IS GONE HAD SOME GOOD TIME THERE
ROBERT DIMMICK <>
WEST JORDAN, UT USA - Wednesday, November 27, 2002 at 16:10:47 (PST)
Hello to all .....I was stationed in Cooke Barracks from Jan.1985 thru Jan 1987.I was a switchboard operator in the communications platoon HHC 1ST IDF.Seeing the photos on your web site brought back some wonderful memories.I had some real fun there.I sometimes worked in the headquarters building as the division calligrapher,right in the generals office .His secratery was Mrs.Moberly and she was hot.Truly a great place to work for a young 18 year old from New Mexico.The guys I hung with refered to themselves as the Gremlins,and my nickname was ....Dude the Dude OLson....My favorite bars dontown were the Beer Academie and the Beer Tiefel.There was a deerstand in the wald north of the kesserne overlooking a huge field and that was my favorite place to go to be alone,nice view of hohenstafen from there.I was stationed in cooke barracks during the time when the engineers dug up the main thoroughfare thru the post to fix the sewers and when they finished the engineers realized they screwed up and had to dig it all up again.also the little bowling alley was almost finished being rennovated when a person working on it accidently burned the place to the ground.I loved it there.....and then I PCSed to Ft.Polk what a nightmare.
John Olson <>
Albuquerque, NM USA - Wednesday, November 27, 2002 at 08:17:19 (PST)
1978-1982.Blue Spader member.I can not forget Blue Spader Woods,though I try to.
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Glendale, NY USA - Monday, November 11, 2002 at 21:32:39 (PST)
Hello To All...I was with A Co., 144th Sig Bn from 62-63 after transfering from 1/35th AR Bn in Erlangen. My plattoon sgt was Sgt Carter and my radio team was in truck A-82. I taught for while at the 4th AD Sig School, was a MARS radio Op and DL4SG, German ham radio license. I was the CG field radio op along with G-3 Air Operations.
Gerry Surprenant<>
Suffield, CT USA - Friday, November 08, 2002 at 16:26:21 (PST)
Hello all... I was in Co. A, 144th Signal from August 66 to November 67. I really enjoyed my tour there, even after Col. Joseph C. Racky's took over command of the Battalion. I found my old CO, Captain Cave, via the internet. He retired as a Major. Racky did make Brigadier General. I'm trying to find my old pool shooting buddy, Otis Glaster Jr, he was in B Co. and from the Atlanta, GA area. I can still remember Ma Wagner's, Jagerschnitzel mit pomfrittes.
Hank Jackson <>
Mt. Laurel, NJ USA - Thursday, November 07, 2002 at 05:39:54 (PST)
Was with Hq, 4th Armd Div (reorg'd 1st A.D. May 1971) on Special Staff in AG from May 1970 to April 1972. Started as Chief, Classified Docs in basement of Hq Bldg w/SSG Smith (Smitty) and later as Chief, Admin Svcs w/SSG Willis Riser in AG Bldg next to Div. Aviation. AGs were LTC Wm. L. Selig and later LTC Wayne M. Duncan. CPT Frank Childers was my boss for the last year of so. Lived first in Donzdorf in Herr Grupp's building and later in post housing past commissary across from the grammar school. Ate out mostly at the Krone in town (no longer there). Favorite local gasthauses were Schonblick in Eislingen and Wannenhof just above the post. Have been back a few times and hope to get there again although the kaserne is gone now too. Very fond memories of Goppingen and my two years there.
Michael J. Mannion <>
Bethel, CT USA - Saturday, October 19, 2002 at 09:57:46 (PDT)
Back in 1985 Goppingen was headquarters for the 1st infantry division and that was where the reception station was for the 1st IDF. After 3 days there I was sent to Neu-Ulm. I went back to goppingen last December to check it out. Most evrythings been torn down. Only thing still on Cooke barracks is the front gate and the helicopter field. I took the train from Stuttgart to goppingen and I ran into a friendly cab driver in goppingen. He knew where to take me when I mentioned Cooke barracks. Cooke barracks is now 95 percent bulldozed. On Cooke the only thing I remembered was the parade field, there was a 1st infantry division parade every May and everybody had to march in it. One thing that looked familiar was the bahnhoff.
gus <>
USA - Tuesday, October 15, 2002 at 21:55:01 (PDT)
I was stationed at cooke barracks from 1959 to1961 with C company 144th signal bn.worked the commo center in hq building.Lost most of my pictures due to a home fire.Would like to get pictures from anyone out there, Iam willing to pay the cost for the pictures and postage.I miss goeppingen my old home and all the guys I was stationed with.I have made comtact with Kenny swann and Jerry Proskauer would like to contact Tony Miranda (brooklyn ny) Gary Ricketts (montbello ca) Richard Harris (Indianapolis in) I hope everyone is well and would like to here from you guys. Thanks for putting this site on line if I can help in anyway please E-mail me. thnaks again
Robert E. Crumpley Wilson
portage, in USA - Friday, October 04, 2002 at 22:01:15 (PDT)
I was with CoC 144th Signal BN. 4th Armor Div. from 1969 to late 1970. Our 1st SGT was E-7 Vance, and our Platoon SGT. was E-6 Edwards. The CO. was CPT. John MC Quaid and we had Bob Harnois, John Staley, Gary Smith, Dave Fink, Dave Hart, Terry Fowler, Ray Hart, Dennis Gartner, Stark, Clifford Bedwell, Hurley, Poledri, Hamilton, Nunes, Mc Glasson and Romos. Rechberg was our last radio setup before I went back to the States.
Danny L Kruse <>
Liberty, Mo USA - Friday, October 04, 2002 at 21:34:59 (PDT)
A warm "Hello" to all! I created this Web site with the hope it would bring together lost friends who served at Cooke Barracks. I was stationed with the 385th MP
Bn. from 31Aug70 - 16Mar71. An auto accident medivaced me back to the States, so I never got a chance to say goodbye to my friends in Germany. Amnesia from the brain injury and loss of my personal effects enroute to the States took a huge toll but thanks to the Internet, you and I may finally find those long lost friends. I hope you enjoy!

David Wisniewski, Founder, CookeBarracks.com
Fiddletown, CA USA - Friday, October 04, 2002 at 09:57:31 (PDT)