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2004 Guest Book
i lived here as a kid. from when i dont know. i was too young to remember. thanks for stopping by.
jacksonville, fl USA - Friday, December 31, 2004 at 05:57:01 (GMT)
What a site. I was @ Goep from Nov/77 until Sept/78 & worked @ CSM Ligon's infamous 1st IDF Leadership Training School. Mt mouth still waters when I think about the Honey Dew Restaurant!
Craig G. McIntosh <>
Fayetteville, NC USA - Monday, December 27, 2004 at 01:27:28 (GMT)
I was assigned to HHC 4th Armored which changed to 1st AD while I was there. 1970/71 Has some good times!
Ron Shafer <>
LaGrange, IN USA - Saturday, December 25, 2004 at 00:14:29 (GMT)
Fifty years ago, 1954, I was spending my second year at Cooke Barracks. Cooke Barracks, we hardly knew ye! Merry Christmas to all Gerps, here and up there
leonard j. jacobs <>
61031, il USA - Friday, December 24, 2004 at 01:15:54 (GMT)
2d posting DEC 88-APR 91 HHC 1ST IDF WOW, I cant believe I'm reading all this, Girp was indeed a place to remember. I am still in the Army, stationed in Heidelberg and assigned to 1st PERSCOM. I've been back to Germany for 4 months now, I have not made my trip back to Cooke Bks but it is something that I will do in the next few days. If anyone knew me back then pls dont hesitate to write me. The last Co Cdr during that time was CPT Dinardo and previously, CPT Hawks. My best friend was SPC Michael Byrd, I worked at the Strength Mgmt Section, Maj Bender was the ACofS, G1.
eduardo francis <>
heidelberg, ge ge - Tuesday, December 21, 2004 at 01:22:15 (GMT)
I was in Goepp from June 1964 until July 1965. I was an Asst. Div. Finance Officer in 4th AD HQ. Lived in the BOQ. Plan to visit Goepp again in June 2005. Anyone know a good hotel in Goepp?
Bob Cragin <>
San Diego, CA USA - Friday, December 17, 2004 at 23:31:24 (GMT)
Former CSC 11HE9, 81 to 82. before going to Ft Stewart Ga. Wow Ive been looking for this site for a long time, cant belive what happen to the barracks, (many memories). met many good people there, such as -marango,storto,sietz,craig,allbright,and many more...I have some great pics, to put up soon.
matt lenart (pfc) <>
Lake Havasu City, AZ USA - Wednesday, December 15, 2004 at 05:09:05 (GMT)
The stickman from B 4-16 Inf looking for any info on Deuce or Tweety
Lester Remington <>
Flint, MI USA - Wednesday, December 15, 2004 at 03:20:29 (GMT)
Waves of history in this website and photos. Wonder if Gordon Sullivan (Gen-Ret) or George Jouwan (Gen-Ret) have been to it, yet. I was 1st Spt Bn Cdr and 1st IDF SigO from Jan 74 to Apr 77. Wonder what happened to my MSQ-31, Dave Goetz, Paul Harper, Lowell Bittrich, Sp5 Hertzog, Ernie Cross and others in the Big Red One Forward? Saw Sgt Brazelton's name in one of the earlier entries, and Bill Lynch retired as a full colonel. Some very great memories from life on Cooke, in Goeppingen, and hustling on those volksmarches! [No mission too difficult. No sacrifice too great. Duty first!] What a great experience we enjoyed during our stay with the 1st IDF at Goeppingen!
Roy Douglass <>
Rougemont, NC USA - Tuesday, December 14, 2004 at 01:53:47 (GMT)
I quite often think of the guys I sreved with in the 4th AD band. I was there from 65-67 and somewhere during that time the band was moved to Pinder Barracks. I would like to hear from any of these people. I have run into peopl who were there before and after my time. I also became friends with Pete Hoch after I became a band director. He has since passed away. Let me hear from you. Weldon McCutchen
Weldon McCutchen <>
Marble Falls, Tx USA - Saturday, December 11, 2004 at 21:29:49 (GMT)
2nd entry!!... Anyone remembers 1SG Twyman, Nelson... A co. 4/16th...1983 to 1985 or 86 , c'Mon "Top", where are you ? a Raider is calling!! Roof! Roof ! Raiders forever !!
Richardson, Robert L. Jr. <>
St.Petersburg, Fl USA - Saturday, December 11, 2004 at 08:07:28 (GMT)
And if anyone remembers 1SG Bucho, I would love to swap stories about that 3,000 jump master blaster ex special forces hardest core NCO I ever knew. -Matt Selig
Indianapolis, IN USA - Friday, December 10, 2004 at 16:35:34 (GMT)
I was with A Co 4/16th Infantry from March 1987 to November 1988. I remember being thrilled when I saw the large Big Red One patch at the front gate. When I got there we were in the "temporary barracks" and eventually moved back into the "hospital" building right next to the back gate. This unit was my first duty assignment & definitely set the course for what kind of soldier I would be. I remember it as pretty hard core, for mech infantry. I went on to be a Drill Sgt, and teach drill sergeant school, get my EIB, etc.... As I finished my accounting degree, I moved into the Finance Corps, but HATED it. I'm surprised by how many other people have so many fond memories of Gurp. So life as a private in the Infantry sucked a lot, and I was a whiner, I'm afraid. But damnit being an 11B has profoundly shaped my life & I remember that EVERY day ... I am in executive management & my military experience has paid off bigtime. I would love to hear from some of my old comrades who remember Sgt. Hamilton, Sgt. Roberson, Lt. Anderson, Pierson, Hauser, Gore, Poole, Tom, Chang. INFANTRY LEADS THE WAY GOD BLESS AMERICA GOD BLESS OUR GRUNTS Matt Selig Indianapolis, Indiana
Indianapolis, IN USA - Friday, December 10, 2004 at 16:31:39 (GMT)
I was in the HHC 1st IDF MP from 06/87 - 06/89
William Wells <>
Topeka, KS USA - Tuesday, December 07, 2004 at 10:30:34 (GMT)
Great Site- This is my second posting- was with the 762nd Medical Detatchment at the Dispensary from 76-79. Have been able to contact several friends from that era of my life thanks to this site. In retrospect had a great time there but may not have appreciated it as much at the time. Happy Holidays to all
Dan Porter <>
Naperville, IL USA - Friday, December 03, 2004 at 22:21:03 (GMT)
Cajun Kearn!!! Cajun Kearn and the Ranger Reed show.... that was entertaining. PCT @ Bad Tolz carrying Crofts big ass around on the streather, seeing the topless girls swimming on the 25k land nav course, SFC Newer, the slug 500. Ahhh, good times.
Scott Reed <>
Mayfield Village, OH USA - Thursday, December 02, 2004 at 01:50:18 (GMT)
my my my! I was at the G-2 in Goepp from 1989-1991. What a blast, that was without a doubt the best post I ever served on. Walking to the Roxx from post and sobering up on the way back. Lunch at maggie's in the hangar and of course the yak shak. Capt. Dinardo was the CO when I left but I can't remember the name of the 1SGT. Oh man, there are just too many memories to write down right now! If anyone wants to talk about Goeppingen please email me. I would love to share stories. Hey I saw a post from eduardo francis, i know that guy. Happy Holidays everyone.
john edwards <>
Brookfield, CT USA - Tuesday, November 30, 2004 at 20:47:22 (GMT)
Hi this is my seconde posting. Are there any army brats that were attending Goeppingen American in 1978-1980 if so please respond. Does anyone remember the summer 4 day trip we took by selling hot dogs during lunch and raffled off a mo-ped which I won because they pulled my name! Miss those good old days especially the skating trips with the DYA I use to erase names off of the list just to add myself and friends. Now that's an Army Brat!
Twylti Jones-Williams <>
Miami, Fl USA - Tuesday, November 30, 2004 at 00:27:58 (GMT)
I was at Cooke Barracols from 1985-1988. I graduated from Stuttgart American High School. My dad was in HHC 299th Support Battalion. I had a good friend there named Dominique. I just left Germany for the third time in March of 2004. If there is anybody that was in 299th during that time, please e-mail me.
Stacie Wheeler <>
Brooklyn, NY USA - Saturday, November 27, 2004 at 23:18:49 (GMT)
DEC 88-APR 91 HHC 1ST IDF WOW, I cant believe I'm reading all this, Girp was indeed a place to remember. I am still in the Army, stationed in Heidelberg and assigned to 1st PERSCOM. I've been back to Germany for 4 months now, I have not made my trip back to Cooke Bks but it is something that I will do in the next few days. If anyone knew me back then pls dont hesitate to write me. The last Co Cdr during that time was CPT Dinardo and previously, CPT Hawks. My best friend was SPC Michael Byrd, I worked at the Strength Mgmt Section, Maj Bender was the ACofS, G1.
eduardo francis <>
heidelberg, GE - Saturday, November 27, 2004 at 12:09:35 (GMT)
Was in "B" company 144 signal from Aug. 67 to Dec 68. Great place. Any old timmers out there remember me?
Joseph Duarte <>
Marstons Mills, Ma USA - Thursday, November 25, 2004 at 21:20:34 (GMT)
Goepp 67 to 70 144th Sig Bn "C"
George Marshall <>
Aurora, Co USA - Tuesday, November 23, 2004 at 00:18:01 (GMT)
I was drafted in 1966 and trained as a Construction Surveyor. But I ended up, thankfully, in 504th Admin and the 4th Armored Division Special Services (sports) Office from July 1967 to late October 1968. “Gurp” then had 4th Armored Division HQ. Knew many of “the clerical mafia” of those days and many guys from the gym, basketball and softball. I’d welcome contact from anyone who remembers me from back then.
Ron Drinan <>
Normal, IL USA - Monday, November 22, 2004 at 01:36:50 (GMT)
My husband, SSG Miller Trimuel was in the 4/16 Inf from 1984-1991. LTC Honoree was one of the BN commander's he served with on planet Gerp. Our daughters Sharita and Jacqueline spent 7 wonderful years there and it was "wunderbar". We met some wonderful friends in Germany and still keep in contact with many of them. Glad we found this website.
Jeraldine Trimuel <>
Seoul, South Korea - Sunday, November 21, 2004 at 11:02:27 (GMT)
Again this year I want to wish all those of you who were stationed at Cooke thru the years, Happy Thanksgiving and the Best of Everything. Richard Robison A Btry 899th AAA 28th Div '51 & '52
Richard Robison <>
Ocala, Fl USA - Friday, November 19, 2004 at 22:14:33 (GMT)
I WAS STATIONED AT "THE PLANET" FROM NOV 86'-JUN 89' I SPENT MY FIRST YEAR WITH S-1 PAC THEN FIRST SERGEANT BARRON TALKED ME INTO JOINING THE MIGHTY "CHARLIE COUGARS" I STILL REMEMBER HIM HOLDING FORMATION CALLING US TO ATTENTION GIVING US A "RIGHT FACE" AND GIVING BRAVO CO. (WHICH WAS HOLDING FORMATION OF THERE OWN) A " YOU SUCK BRAVO" HE USED TO SAY THAT HE WANTED HIS COUGARS TO SOUND OFF SO THAT THE GENERAL WOULD HEAR US. HOWEVER THE PERSON WHO DID HERE US WAS CHAPLAIN HARTMAN, NEEDLESS TO SAY THIS SOON ENDED. ANYONE THAT REMEMBERS ME PLEASE EMAIL ME PETEGUZMANN@HOTMAIL.COM I'M LOOKING FOR JON HUGHES. JON YOU LEFT ME A MESSAGE ONCE, HOWEVER I WAS OUT OF TOWN . YOU LEFT A SECOND MESSAGE TELLING ME TO GO TO HELL BECAUSE I WOULDN'T CALL YOU BACK SOUNDED LIKE YOU WERE DOWNING SOME BREWSKIS HEH,HEH. YOU NEVER GAVE ME A CHANCE TO CALL YOU BACK MY BROTHER. THE NUMBER YOU LEFT???? NON EXISTENT. WEBMASTER , THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES. GREAT SITE. TO EVERYONE ELSE......DUTY FIRST!!!!
PEDRO "GOOSE" GUZMAN <>
WATSONVILLE, CA USA - Friday, November 19, 2004 at 06:16:05 (GMT)
HI my name is anthony garguilo I was in the 144sig. bat. B company foward terminal platton from 1968 to 1970 my mos was31m20 anyone thatwas in goepp. please e mail me
anthony garguilo <>
staten island, ny USA - Thursday, November 18, 2004 at 17:40:07 (GMT)
I was in HHC !st IDF between 1987 - 1989.
Laurie Bingham <>
Houstpn, TX USA - Thursday, November 18, 2004 at 17:15:41 (GMT)
I worked at Cooks Barracks Switchboard as a german civilian from 1951 to 53.The 28th div.was stationed there at the time.I would also like to get info on Pfc Ronald Whitehead 0f the 32nd Field Btn/1st Div.Anyone know his whereabouts? He was stationed in Japan,and married a japanese woman.Would love to here from anyone who was stationed in Goeppingen 1950 to 53.I immigrated to Canada in JUl l953.I am in touch with Doris Culver Schwaebisch Gmuend Ursula Henandez Whose husband was an MP 32nd and Ruth Shenefelt whose Ex husband was Sgt Frank Shenefelt 28th. Hope to hear from someone...Great Webside...Helen
Helen Toupin nee Knauer <>
Port Credit, On canada - Thursday, November 18, 2004 at 03:17:01 (GMT)
Wow! I'd never recognize "old Gerp" or Cooke Barracks. I was stationed there from 1951 to 1953 with the 899th AAA AW BN SP of the 28th Inf. Div. One night is still burned in my memory. The night was the eve of Armed Forces Day of 1952. I was the Section Leader on duty call with 2 halftracks. We received a call that the young natives had some MP's surrounded in the sq. of town. We busted in and relived the situation and running off the large group. The rest of the evening was spent patrolling the officers and their family quarters. It was reported that a group had intended to burn them down. The next day being Armed Forces day, a parade was scheduled in Goeppingen and our vehicles and tracks were showered with bricks & bottles during the celebration. I understand the natives were more friendly as time moved on. Other than that instance, I really enjoyed the area and the "nice" people!
Bill Swingler <>
Columbia, PA USA - Tuesday, November 16, 2004 at 19:26:54 (GMT)
Besides a few GATORS out there, I have not heard from any of them. I am still in contact with Ranger Reed. Where are the Alfa Gators? SFC Kearn
Dennis A. Kearn <>
Pottstown, PA USA - Tuesday, November 16, 2004 at 02:50:49 (GMT)
Well, Well, Well.... You guys cannot forget ole " Planet Gerp!" Huh?...Well i can't either. So let's see if I can find anyone that was there when I was there..... Came from the original 1st cohort infantry unit since WW2...D71 ( 1981 )@ Ft. Benning , Ga. to B co 2/16th Inf ( 1981 to 1983 ) @ Ft. Riley, to A co 1/26th Inf ( Blue Spaders ) 1981 to 1984 changed to A co 4/16th Inf.. Alpha Raiders, and we gave Gerp MP's Hell each night @ the Life Club downtown Gerp!! Hell I remember passing out at the MP gate before I went out, went to the barracks @ A 2/16, threw up and goggled with mouthwash and went back to catch a taxi in a mercedes to the " LIFE!" club and repeated it each weekend until it was time for Stetten, Hohenfels,Vilseck, or the last german duty station i had....Grafenwohr!!Lord how i miss gerp, I married a german fraulein and raised two kids, she was from Plochingen ( by Stuttgart) and we resides on Faundau and she now in Rechbergshausen my son is 19 and my daughter is 18, I was only 18 when i got to Gerp, what a beautiful city and country. so if anyone remembers me from the Alpha raiders, drop me a line, man we can remenince about all the ladies we had i.e...Eve, Manuela,susie and a more from Yugoslavia,italy,france,turkey, yeah we had a ball in Germany!!! Raiders forever!!.....They know the call if they were there!!
Richardson, Robert Lee Jr. <>
St.Petersburg, Fl USA - Monday, November 15, 2004 at 07:47:53 (GMT)
Served at Ft. Goepp as an MP in the 1st Inf Div Fwd from 1972- 1977. Looking for Pete Brinkerhoff, James Hall , Ken Garish Kerry Tolar Steve Stansberry or any of the old MP's who used to work for SFC Brazelton or Lt Spivey or Cpt Italia.
Randy "ROBBY" Robinson <>
Seattle , Wa USA - Sunday, November 14, 2004 at 03:54:40 (GMT)
Great site.....just wondering if anyone else heard the story that Paul Harvey did today on the helicopter from 504th Avn that crashed while attempting to place a cross on top of church in downtown Goeppingen?...he did the story today 11/12/04.......i can still recall the incident....and the names of some of the crew which he didnt mention....as i recall, the pilot Capt Delozier was scheduled to rotate back to US....what a tragedy......
Mike Lea <>
Endicott, NY USA - Saturday, November 13, 2004 at 02:31:11 (GMT)
I just founded this site. I was stationed with 504th admin finance from jan 68 thru jun 70. That was a great time of my life. I would be glad to hear from anyone stationed there during that.
danny l dunnagan <>
chesapeake, va USA - Friday, November 12, 2004 at 23:31:14 (GMT)
i served at cooke barracks from 1988-1990.B 4/16 1st IDF.would like to hear from any of my old friends since i lost all of your addresses.i miss all of you.dave gaddis,paul frischkorn,scott prescott,keith devey,chaz westrich,tod ferguson,nathan brown and anybody else i did'nt mention.drop me a few lines.
Brian Edmisten <>
georgetown, oh USA - Friday, November 12, 2004 at 06:29:57 (GMT)
I was stationed at Gerp from September 1987 until July of 1991. I worked at the clinic on post. I really missed some of the people that I worked with. Had some good times at Gerp. I missed some of the people that stayed at Cooke Barracks. I remember the Yak Shack, The Life on the weekends, Downtown Stuttgart just being in Germany period. I currently live in Houston Tx with my wife where I work as a dialysis nurse. I am doing just fine. I would like to hear from some people that I know.
Melvin Smith <>
Houston, TX USA - Friday, November 12, 2004 at 02:15:22 (GMT)
Special Thanks for a stroll down a "foggy memory lane"! A Co. 144th Sig. Bn. 1968, MOS 31M20. Special thanks to George Slavens for his hand drawn pictorial on the map of the "FlugPlatz". Made many a trip between A Co. Barracks and the Motorpool! I recall a Gasthaus downtown Goppinggen called MaMa ??)something. Had the best Weinerschnitzel around. Anyone recall the name? After almost 40 years my memory is fading...
Ron Yeary <>
Indianapolis, IN USA - Wednesday, November 10, 2004 at 18:09:57 (GMT)
stationed there(in hohenfels)in 1990,our company came from heilbronn where we was disactivated just hoping maybe someone from my unit might see this and e-mail me. i left alot of good brothers over there,and worst of all,lost contact with them all. god speed everyone. 1/4INFANTRY. C.co.
DANNY VAUGHN <>
rush, ky USA - Wednesday, November 10, 2004 at 02:30:47 (GMT)
I have lots of memories of Cooke Barracks....mostly of downtown Goppingen's Roxx Club and Stuttgart's Musicland, Roxy, and Oktoberfest. I graduated from high school in Stuttgart in '91. Dallas, Terri and Ray, Ski, Danny....Hi Guys! Maybe you will stumble across this sight as i did and you will drop me a line!!! (Terri and I were the freaky Goth girls!:)
Laurie Omeara <>
Enterprise , Al USA - Tuesday, November 09, 2004 at 13:58:36 (GMT)
I stumbled on this site and it brought back memories, both good and bad. I was an MP at both Community and the MP Platoon. I remember the Yak Shack for midnight dinner during my MP patrols. Many times downtown at the Galaxia and Life clubs. I hope this site stays around, bescause I found a site for my first unit in the Army that is no longer online.
Ray Greenway <>
Kirkland, WA USA - Monday, November 08, 2004 at 19:01:55 (GMT)
i was in the 504th aviation battalion, company b from june 65 thru june 67--any others out ther from that time frame?
james royal <>
jacksonville, fl USA - Sunday, November 07, 2004 at 12:41:15 (GMT)
had tears in my eyes when stumbled across this site. was in 7th corp. 75-78 under sgt. hurst. drove street sweeper on base called the okie, remember? many memories,many great times. miss all my friends-jules,freddy,barry green,kevin smith,red moore,many more. saw message sent by jim pidde air controller.great job.long live cooke barracks!
terry stevens <>
okc, ok USA - Friday, November 05, 2004 at 18:27:17 (GMT)
I was stationed at Cooke Barracks with the U.S. Army 1st Infantry Division Forward, during 1987-89.
Matthew W. Wombaker <>
Cheyenne, Wy USA - Friday, October 29, 2004 at 11:53:48 (GMT)
i have German relatives who live in Heilbronn. They tell me that Heilbronners are complaining that old US bases are being turned into housing for Auslanders (guest workers). Now i bet they wish the Americans "Amis" were still there.When i was stationed with the US Navy at US Embassy Bahrain, I had the chance to go to Germany for 6 wks R&R. I was one of the last guests to stay at the Walker Hotel in Berchtesgaden and the Chiemsee Hotel (1st time it closed down) I check out webistes for bases i used to live in Germany (Karlsruhe 1966-67 1st 2nd grade, Heidelberg 1967-1972) Its too bad most of them are torn down. I remeber the Green Arrow, Von Steuben and Eibsee AFRC hotels in Garmisch. Remember the Intl Steakhouse and the Casa Carioca in Garmisch? The Green Arrow is now AFRC Dormitory. The Von Steuben and Chiemsee are turned back to the Germans. Now there is one AFRC hotel in Garmisch (Edelweiss Lodge). The Walker and Hof in Berchtesgaden are torn down. Now it looks like the only American Forces in Germany are in Heidelberg-Mannheim, Stuttgart and Ramstein-Ktown. My sister was set to graduate in 1972 from Heidelberg when we got orders to Ft Huachuca. Her jr prom was at the schloss and her sr prom was at Huachuca Gym (Poor girl).
james gl;ezen <>
Phoenix, az USA - Friday, October 29, 2004 at 10:34:27 (GMT)
my father was stationed at Cooke Barracks in the late 50s early 60s. I was born in Nurnberg US Hosp Feb 1960. Both my uncles on my mothers side lived in Goppingen and worked for the Gelatin factory. My Oma lived in Jebenhausen(over the hill s. of Goppingen). One of my uncles is buried at the cemetary overlooking Cooke Barracks.
james glezen <>
phoenix, az USA - Friday, October 29, 2004 at 09:59:57 (GMT)
Great site. I'm a Blue Spader (Scouts) who served at Cooke Bks from 1976 to 1980. Best damn assignment of my twenty-five year career. My X worked for Community. Her name is Lynn. I am in contact with many Spaders from that period, but still looking for a few others. Cpt Razel....where are you?
Gary Aten <>
Santa Cruz, CA USA - Monday, October 11, 2004 at 22:27:53 (GMT)
I am an army brat and my brother and I lived in Goppingen in 1968-69. It was a great place to live and the education was something else. Anyone from that time recall the Goppingen experiments with kids and aggression?
Chicago, IL USA - Sunday, October 10, 2004 at 06:23:55 (GMT)
I was station at Cooke 83-85. I was a medic and got to meet alot people, who I thought I would never miss. I remember once when someone took off some of the letters on the sign for Col. Basso-as to make fun of his name. I think for the next month there was a guard detail at the sign 24-7.
Joe Calamia <>
Mi USA - Friday, October 08, 2004 at 02:09:23 (GMT)
I was stationed in the 504th Admin company from Jan 64 to July66.SOme of my best memories came from that period of time.Lost alot of friends,Anyone remember Mike Parsley? Or Jery Butterworth?Worked at PSD Hqd,Met some of my best friends i still keep in touch with.Anyone around,contact me.
Joe Malorzo <>
Frankfort, NY USA - Wednesday, October 06, 2004 at 05:39:12 (GMT)
Hallo everybody!!Does anybody remember a man named Loreston Davis (called:Larry)??He was stationed in cooke barracks from 1977 -1981.He was in the CSC in E6 and drove an old BMW.Greetings from Göppingen!!
Tanja Poke (Mattes) <>
Göppingen, BW Germany - Tuesday, October 05, 2004 at 17:13:44 (GMT)
Was at Cooke Barracks a few years.Was in trans paltoon.A CO 299TH SPT BTN. U CALL WE HAUL!!!Would love to hear from some of you all..My email adress was wrong in my last entry.
Darren Copley <>
Beckley, WV USA - Friday, October 01, 2004 at 02:28:45 (GMT)
Was with CSC, 1/26 INF from Aug. 74 to Nov. 76. So many memories....such a beautiful town.
Chris Palmertree <>
Winona, MS USA - Saturday, September 18, 2004 at 14:20:33 (GMT)
Served in HHC, 1st Bn, 61st Inf, Ft. Carson, Colo, 1966/1968. Ordered to serve Nam in 4th Bn/12th Inf, HHC 199th Inf Brg 1968 to dscgd. Does anyone know if any of these units received a Presidential Citation since 1966.
Bean, Larry W. <>
Saratoga, Tx USA - Wednesday, September 15, 2004 at 20:09:38 (GMT)
anybody out there who remembers David Carlson He was stationed at Cooke Barracks from 81 til 84 Ccompany big red one.
manuela carlson <>
Valencia, ca USA - Sunday, September 05, 2004 at 18:57:02 (GMT)
Spent 1988-1990 at Cooke with HHC/299th Support Bn. One year as Division Transportation Officer and one year as Support Operations Officer in the 299th. Graf/Hohenfels/REFORGER, alot of field time. Got out in May 1990. Good memories, alot of field time. I remember SPC Johnson, SPC Pando, SPC Just, SSG Howard, SGT Mayo, MAJ Caldwell, MAJ Henderson, LTC Lovelace, MAJ Wardell, CPT Futch, CPT Thompson and Uwe Sedlacek. 299th is over here at Camp Anaconda, Iraq right now. I'm here with KBR. CPT (now LTC)Marquardt is here with the COSCOM and some old Gurp hands who I didn't know then but do now are here with KBR (Isadore Borden, Dominique Rampersand). It sure is a small world. Send a message my way if our paths crossed and you remember me.
George Kasnic (CPT) <>
Balad, Iraq - Wednesday, September 01, 2004 at 12:04:17 (GMT)
I found this site and it brought back some serious memories. I was stationed at Cooke Barracks from 87-89 and I had a great time. I was in HQ Co. 4/16th in the Scout Platoon. If anyone remembers me, drop me an e-mail. thanks for the memories.
Chad Mattan <>
Kansas City, MO USA - Monday, August 30, 2004 at 20:33:06 (GMT)
I was stationed at Gerp in 1975 and 1976. I worked in the post office detached from Stuttgart. BarrY Green, Jim Hulke, I had an MP friend Michael Tucker I think was accidently shot and paralyzed right before I left. I never found out what happened to him. Great web site thanks to all. Email me if any of you are still out there. I forget our seargents name but he was a great dart player.
Mike Wolfe <>
Dayton, Oh USA - Sunday, August 29, 2004 at 03:28:16 (GMT)
This is my second entry, Was stationed with the 404th MP Co. from 1963 to 1965 A lot of good memories.Have been intouch with others from that time frame through this site hope to hear from more.
Walter Hlewicki <>
Yonkers, NY USA - Tuesday, August 24, 2004 at 19:49:21 (GMT)
Was stationed there from 1986-1989 with 193rd Avn. Did alot of growing up there, would love to hear from others staioned in the 193rd. SP/4 UH1H/73-22124 Crew Chief
Michael Wilcox <>
Egan, tx USA - Tuesday, August 24, 2004 at 05:57:47 (GMT)
Thanks to all who created and maintain this site. I was with the 144th.Sig.Bn., Co.A at Cooke Barrack from 1959-62. Would love to hear from anyone else there at the same time. Mike Ward? Percy Jones? Frank Doto?
F.W. (Mitch) Mitchell <>
New York, N. USA - Monday, August 23, 2004 at 06:32:54 (GMT)
My email address changed, so don't use the one from before. Talked to some of the old "Planet Inhabitants", and would love to hear from some more! 1987 to 1989. Looking for anyone who remembers the tall, blonde medic guy (pretty descriptive, huh) that me and Jory Latimer were talking about last night. Can't remember his name!!
SPC Jay Giglio <>
Little Elm, Tx USA - Thursday, August 19, 2004 at 14:51:45 (GMT)
I was at Cooke Barracks from 1987-1989 with HHC 4/16th INF BN, I was the NBC NCO. Im looking for any of the following soldiers that I was stationed with: Steve Mullins, CPT Ben Clark (CO),LT Todd Netherly (XO), SGT James Smith (supply sgt), Tim O'Brian (OB) and anybody else who remembers me. I would love to talk and catch up with any of my fellow soldiers that I shared Planet Gurp with. Cant wait to talk with u all. ~Studpuppy~
Jory Latimer <>
Ephrata, WA USA - Wednesday, August 18, 2004 at 05:28:14 (GMT)
hallo anybody from zweibruecken. lived there untill 1964 hope to hear from somebody kitty 16 aug 2004
kitty sutter <>
richmond , b. canada - Tuesday, August 17, 2004 at 04:48:21 (GMT)
I was a blue spader in b co 1/26 inf. from 82 to 84. i worked the the motorpool as a mechanic,plus i was the vtr driver. great site
thomas sweeney <>
las vegas, nv USA - Thursday, August 12, 2004 at 16:42:42 (GMT)
As a result of finding this site, I started searching for guys whom I served with in the 4th AD Band during 1962-64 timeframe. Last week I met again with SGM Clinton C. Boyd, Ret., after 41 years. Clint was an E4/Trumpet player when I first met him in 1962 and served for 28 years retiring as Sergeant Major. Thanks for the service, Clint. We had a great reunion and plan to get back together to look at pictures and relive our times in Germany. Anybody else out there who served during this time and known unofficially as "Pete Hoch's Raiders" contact me via email.
John Gibson <>
Birmingham, Al USA - Thursday, August 12, 2004 at 00:58:18 (GMT)
Assigned to Cooke Barracks twice: First time as a Public Information Specialist with 28th/9th Infantry Division PIO, December 1953 to May 1956; second time as Chief PSD and AG XO, 4th/1st Armored Division,April 1969 to June 1971. Enjoyed every minute of both tours. Now live only 16 KM from Cooke Barracks.
Times L. Richardson <>
Donzdorf, Germany - Tuesday, August 10, 2004 at 11:08:19 (GMT)
504th Admin.(PSD) 7/20/64 to 2/10/66. Visited Goeppingen June 1975, and found it much the same as I left it. Visited a second time in 2001, found little the same. No more Flugplatz as it was. Central downtown now a Mall in the Bahnhof area. Very few of the Gasthaus's still there. Wald Cafe still there, but closed for a Holiday when there. Weigle's Cafe still there, but Ma Weigle no longer runs it, nearing her 80th Birthday at that time, but dines there once or twice a week. Luck was with me, as she was there when I was, although at her age few names were remembered, but remembered all the soldiers from the Flugplatz with great affection. We are planning another trip in 2005, and hope to see her again.
Robert (Bob) L. Wise III <>
Vancouver, WA USA - Monday, August 09, 2004 at 19:47:38 (GMT)
I was attached to the Medical Dispensary at Cooke as a Ambulance Driver, drove a M725 4x4, from February to November 1970. Medical Corpsman, 7th Medical Brigade,651st Medical Company (Ambulance),Coffey Barracks, Ludwigsburg. Transferred to Heilbronn for the rest of my hitch. Sad day I left Cooke, many fond memories of Goeppingen. Served there with Dr. Greer mentioned in earlier posting. Hope the Dispensary Building is still standing, spent a lot of time there.
Rich Larson <>
Appleton , WI USA - Monday, August 09, 2004 at 12:28:03 (GMT)
Wow! I found this website by mistake. I am a 29 y/o Army Brat, my father was in HHC 1st Inf. We lived in "Gurp" from 1982-1991. My father played raquetball and was always at the Gym practing. My mother, Rosa worked at the Commisarry in the Produce Department. My sister and I went to Goppingen American School. We loved it. Someone had mention Frau Bader, she was my German Teacher for all of my Middle School. I met a lot of people, some I have kept in touch, others I have no idea where they are. It was great living there. I am now Rosa E. Plaza but for those who may know me I was Rosa Evelyn Aguayo. I lived in building 303 A-5 and I DO remember the Yack Shack. My sister and I would sneak over to get Pommfits and Gummy Bears. I remember the German Fests. I loved the winters in Germany and plan one day to go back with my husband and daughter to visit. I was in the Girl Scouts and my mother, Rosa was a leader also with Ms. Pace. Here's my email I now live in Florida but my family is back home in Puerto Rico. firstname.lastname@example.org
Rosa E. Plaza <>
Tampa, FL USA - Sunday, August 08, 2004 at 23:51:19 (GMT)
I am a army brat, my dad, Eddie Farris, was stationed at planet gerp 1985 until 1990. I know that he loved the beer. My mom, Tammy Farris, worked in the 4/16 inf. messhall. It is a beautiful country. I don't really remember a lot, but I plan on joining the army, and seeing for myself.
Catherine Farris <>
Siler, KY USA - Thursday, August 05, 2004 at 12:12:41 (GMT)
I was stationed with 504th Admin Co Cooke Barracks 1/63 thru 6/65. I have been back a few times and on my last visit saw that the mess hall had been torn down, there is a God.
John W. Hurley <>
Princeton, NJ USA - Tuesday, August 03, 2004 at 22:02:50 (GMT)
Was at Cooke Barracks From '85 to '89 with 193rd Aviation. The last helicopters at Cooke. You don't realize how good it was then until you can look at it with hindsight. How can it be the best of times and the worst of times at the same time? I did alot of growing up there, it'll always be some of best memories.
Jay Kaufman <>
Columbia, SC USA - Saturday, July 24, 2004 at 02:49:18 (GMT)
I was in the 504th Admin. Co. from June 61 to Nov. 63. Worked in AG Personnel Actions for CWO John Dix.... anyone remember him? I went back to G-Town in 1983 - suprised to find out the 4th AD was out and the Big Red 1 was in. Ma Weigle's was still going strong. Goeppingen was a great duty station. Cooke Barracks is a great web site.
Bill Meehan <>
Hawthorn Woods, IL USA - Saturday, July 17, 2004 at 15:56:21 (GMT)
mp at cooke barracks fron "79-82",one of the ex-police lol
ray grider <>
cass city, MI USA - Friday, July 16, 2004 at 04:48:01 (GMT)
I forgot, I went to college at Kent State with a medic from Charlie MED, 299th. Patrick Nalley. We killed a lot of brain cells in school re-visiting Planet Gurp. I have his Mom's address if anyone is looking for him.
Scott Reed again
USA - Thursday, July 15, 2004 at 21:07:57 (GMT)
This is my second entry and am amazed at how Planet Gurp seemed to really touch all of us. No matter what year you served there, it always sounds like a great time everyone had. I went to thge last PLDC class in Ausburg in 1990 with SPC Murphy from Commo Platoon. I was in S-3, and before that I was an Alpha Gator, 4/16. I served from 88-91 when it closed. Those were the best days of my life. I am in contact with Kearn, Call, and Croft from Alpha company. Love to hear from some others. Did you see that LTC Honore became a Major General?? Good ole' Uncle Russ. Hope to hear from some of you..........Scott
Scott Reed <>
Mayfield Village, OH USA - Thursday, July 15, 2004 at 21:06:05 (GMT)
I was an Army brat living in Goeppingen from 1951 thru 1953. the 28th divison was stationed there then. My Dad was with the CIC unit assigned to Cooke Barracks. Pictures on this site brought back a lot of memories. Would like to hear from anyone who was there in the early 50s.
Jim Byrne <>
Bedford, NH USA - Wednesday, July 14, 2004 at 22:35:49 (GMT)
I was stationed at Cooke barracks 86-89,HHC 4th Bn,16th Inf,I was in the medic platoon,if you remmeber me drop me a line
Glenn Meehan <>
Dillingham, AK USA - Sunday, July 11, 2004 at 12:17:13 (GMT)
Wow, a planet Gerp site! Was stationed there 82-84 with first the spaders then we turned into the 5/16 infantry. Lots of fond memories (minus the airfield guard duty and the protester on-watch crap). The term "big as Stuttgart" comes to mind. Going to Stuttgart and Munich on the weekends was a blast back then.
Steve McLaughlin <>
Crofton, MD USA - Thursday, July 08, 2004 at 18:24:40 (GMT)
I was stationed at Cooke 73-75 with the 1st. Was the ncoic of division surgeons office. sad to hear the place has been torn down. have not been back since and had plans but never accomplished.
Juan F. Fitz, MD <>
El Paso, Tx USA - Wednesday, July 07, 2004 at 06:24:38 (GMT)
I was with the 504th Admin from June '69-Mar '70 and worked in personnel actions. I started out writing ARCOMs and other medals, but Maj. Richardson said my writing stunk, so I handled line of duty investigations, hardship discharges and compassionate reassignments. My room was at the left end of the barracks on the ground floor with a balcony. That's where we kept the Dinkelacker cold. A guy with a beer truck would deliver it. Once in a while Cpt Hugh Stoll stopped by and we would go for a cruise in his red XKE. Ma Weigele would feed a few of us family style in the kitchen of the cafe and bring out the private wine stock without labels. On my 1st visit I remember slowly sliding out of site under the table while everyone else was carrying on a normal conversation. The shots were killers. An older gentleman named Herr Munszt was there most of the time and Ma would translate his stories from WW1 and WW2. There was a young woman from England who hung around there, too. What a great place and great people. It's been quite a while, but some of the guys I remember are Kent (Sydney) Brubaker from Montana, John Littlefield, Ron Ronnenberg, Bob Niebruegge, Rich Garzelli, Hugh Stoll, Nawrocki (He bought my VW Bug), Galen Lee from San Francisko, Gary Swangstue (The Greatest QB since Johnny U.) SSgt Wade, SSgt Wand, Jerry Gaddy? (I got him out on a hardship) Great memories. Thanks for the website. I've got the picture of the barracks as a screen saver.
Ron Peterson <>
Bemidji, MN USA - Tuesday, July 06, 2004 at 15:38:15 (GMT)
I was stationed at Cooke Barracks from 79-81 with the 18th AG Co. I also worked at the NCO club just outside the Kasern. If you went there you will remember Tina, Chris and the bartender George. I was station at Panzer Kasern from 78-79, and I raced at the dirt track just outside the gaet at Panzer.Anyone from that time remember me ? Here are afew names: Perry Baylock, Brian O Niel, Cpt Linda Jane F Smith, Bo Harris, or Cpt Mike SloanIII
Matthew L Held <>
Ithaca , NY USA - Sunday, July 04, 2004 at 14:57:43 (GMT)
Does anybody remember the Krokodil? I spent quite a few evenings there. They played some great music (e.g. REO speedwagon). American GIs were very keen on blond German girls back then and I didn't know how to handle all those requests for dates. I really improved my English. We drank Rum and coca cola and ate American Pizza. All the guys were very friendly and nice. I like to think back about that!
London, England - Sunday, June 27, 2004 at 19:04:40 (GMT)
I was in Cooke Barricks from '72 to '74. I was with the 1st AG Admin. Co. and worked at the replacement center cutting orders for all the incoming soldiers. I was the short little mexican guy who worked with Sgt. Lewis, Cpt. Trahan, and Cpt. Smith AG. Also worked with Sgt. Chaplain. Saw a lot of people go by. Was there when the WAC barracks was first opened.
Ray Castaneda <>
Oxnard, Ca USA - Saturday, June 26, 2004 at 22:57:36 (GMT)
I was with A Co 1-26th 1972-1976. Spent the winter of 75/76 at Garmish-P on ski patrol. Any old Blue Spaders from my time frame out there?
Mallie C. Hall <>
Eagle River, AK USA - Friday, June 25, 2004 at 03:18:24 (GMT)
My ex-husband (Mike) was stationed at Cooke Barracks from 1983-85. He was with the Big Red One. It was probably the happiest time in our marriage. Our daughter (Amanda) was born in Klink Am Eichert and we lived in the leased family housing on Faurndau. I would love to go back there to visit one day and walk all those streets again. From Goeppingen, we were sent onto Ludwigsburg. Would love to hear from anyone who was around back then..
Mildred Walton <>
USA - Thursday, June 24, 2004 at 10:20:51 (GMT)
HI, MY NAME IS TWYLIT JONES DAUGHTER OF MSGT JAMES E. JONES WERE WE WERE STATIONED IN GEOPPINGERN GERMANY IN 1974-1985.MY FATHER RETIRED IN AROUND 88 AND REMAINED IN GERMANY FOR SOME YEARS. I ATTENDED GEOPPINGEN AMERICAN SCHOOL AND ALSO RETURNED TO GERMANY IN 1985 TO FINISH MY SENIOR YEAR WERE I WENT TO SCHOOL IN LUDWIGSBERG/STUTTGART. I ALSO HAD A BROTHER JAMES E. JONES JR. IF ANYONE REMEMBERS THE JONES FAMILY FEEL FREE TO EMAIL. THANKS
TWYLIT JONES <>
MIAMI, FL USA - Tuesday, June 22, 2004 at 01:33:21 (GMT)
Hy there! I live in Göppingen since 1979, now I work in the old dental clinic, it is now an security company! If anyone want´s some pictures of cooke barracks ( now it is called "Stauferpark") let me know! I enjoyed the good old times and i really miss it! Ben
Göppingen, BW Germany - Friday, June 18, 2004 at 11:07:36 (GMT)
I was an MP at Gerp from 1985 to 1987. Would love to hear from anyone who remembers...
Jeff Clark <>
Upper Sandusky, oh USA - Tuesday, June 15, 2004 at 15:20:56 (GMT)
When going in the front gate, off to the right, was a Displaced Persons camp (in 1953). I am wondering how long the DP camp was there after the above time period.
Leonard J. Jacobs <>
Franklin Grove, , IL USA - Tuesday, June 15, 2004 at 13:36:50 (GMT)
Shannon Hayes!!!!!! Please take some pictures of Gerpp when you go this summer and post them to view or send them to me please! That would be so cool!!!! Thanks!
Louisville, KY USA - Sunday, June 13, 2004 at 03:52:33 (GMT)
I remember Cooke Barracks with much fondness. The photo gallery picture of the helicopter and the Hanger also shows the housing building for Officers and their families called "the glass house" in the background (white building). I was able to pick out a window where we lived. Very enjoyable. Brought back lots of good memories. I was young then, with 2 children, but still drove all over the place with these 2 kids! I just wish I had traveled more! As we age we would do things a lot differently...i.e....like seeing Paris, which I never did! We were stationed there from 1974-1978. Sorry to hear the place is all torn down. Great days to remember. If anyone knows Pat and Gerhard Reisse please send them my way. He was a Yugoslavian in the USArmy. Lived across from us. Have never forgotten them. Best, Renee'.....GOD BLESS OUR TROOPS!!!
Renee' Brown <>
Corsicana/Dallas, Tx USA - Thursday, June 10, 2004 at 12:34:27 (GMT)
My dad Tom Greer was a flight surgeon at Cooke '67-'70. He was stationed there with my mom Joy, my sisters Laura and Debbie, and me. I was 8 when we left in the summer of '70. You can reach my dad at email@example.com.
Trey Greer <>
Chapel Hill, NC USA - Wednesday, June 09, 2004 at 15:11:49 (GMT)
mentioning cafe weigele triggert some really early memories for me,..lol.. my mom was very good friends with the owner, and i met my first love there,..his name was mike white and was fluend in german,..we all moved on to the taverne after that, and my friends ingo ( married to mike stone then) susie and tall inga used to hang at the maikaefer on the way to the life,...i married one of the old blue spader alpha gators john mazzell ,..now im a proud marine mom, and my son is on his way to iraq,..funny how times flys bye,.just doesnt seem like that long ago when we used to get those gyros under the bridge on the way to the maikaefer,...anybody remember ash? or moose?and the big guy with the spiderwebs on his ellbows lol ,...anybody out there ever snug through the whole behind alpha co? hope to hear from some of you,...take good care
cresco, pa USA - Monday, June 07, 2004 at 23:50:03 (GMT)
I was in gerp from january 84 to january 86, i was in echo company and we were in the old mp barracks by the front gate when i left - would be fun to catch up and remember some good times from back in they day
Gary Vasquez <>
Mesa, az USA - Sunday, June 06, 2004 at 05:44:02 (GMT)
this is my 2nd post. I have been thinking alot about people that I met there. Does anyone that went to the elementary school remember Frau Bader? Or Ms. Campbell? I was in Ms. Sweeneys class in the 5th grade. Don't remeber what year that was though. I tried to see if there were any pictures of the school in the photo album. Also I am looking for people that went to Paris with the girl scouts or the concentration camp. My friend just moved to Germany and it started bringing back memories.
Sabrina Smythe <>
Norfolk, VA USA - Saturday, June 05, 2004 at 04:50:33 (GMT)
I lived in Salach, I went to elementary school on post back in 1986. I was in 5th grade, Mrs.Sweeny's class. My maiden name is Price. My father was a safety GS. I didn't stay there very long, but it was amazing, and I loved it very much. I heard the old post is gone now, the last time I visited there was back in 1994 or 5. At that time it was occupied by bundeswehr i think. the housing across looked like it was local housing. I didn't bother to go to the old elementary school, which now I sincerely regret. I am married now, my husband is in the army stationed in Kaiserslautern, Germany. I am planning on going to Goeppingen this summer and taking a final look at the place, if there is even anything to look at left. I want to show my children the place where my german dream first began.
kindsbach, germany - Friday, June 04, 2004 at 20:23:57 (GMT)
I was at Cooke from 1987 to 89. Came over with the D 4/16 COHORT, but moved over to S-4 to drive M113's and later a Hummer. If anyone has heard from Jeff Sanders, Sherman, Dave Moison, John Phillips, Randy Thomas, Jory Latimer or any of the other guys, please pass on my email. I'd love to hear from anyone at Cooke. I miss the Yak Shack and the Rock Fabrik! Those were good times. I left in September 1989 to the 101st Airborne then on to the gulf. Hope to hear from someone!
Spc. Jay Giglio <>
Little Elm, Tx USA - Friday, June 04, 2004 at 16:17:54 (GMT)
I am an army brat. My mom and step father at the time was stationed on cooke barracks. My mothers name was Georgia Barnes then she got married and it changed to Walker. My step dad Steve Walker was an MP there. I was there from about 1987 to 1990. I was 10 years old when I got here. I would like to know if anyone has any pics of the housing in Eislingen I believe it is. That is where we lived. I miss it.
Sabrina Smythe(Bittle) <>
Norfolk, VA USA - Thursday, June 03, 2004 at 19:31:43 (GMT)
I was a Lt. with the 404th MP Co, 4th Armored Division from June 60 to March 63. Mostly enjoyed my time at Cooke Barracks except for the many times we went to Graf. It's nice reading these reminisences of you guys.
John Heydt <>
Neptune, NJ USA - Wednesday, June 02, 2004 at 01:13:57 (GMT)
This is my second posting on this message board. This is really a wonderful site. I served with the Big Red One B- Bo 1/26 Inf (BLUE SPADERS)from 1977-1980. Have many fond memories of Cooke Barracks. I would also like to say thanks for all the Veterans who served in the Army on this Memorial Day Weekend. You are what makes our country great. Take care and God Bless to all. SFC Burton
SFC (ret) Dannie Burton <>
Mead, WA USA - Tuesday, June 01, 2004 at 02:23:14 (GMT)
This is my second entry in the guestbook. I love this site, it brings back so many fond memories of gurp. The pictures bring back some damn good memories, but also make me very sad seeing the post in its current state, with the weeds, tall grass, and lack of care. Our platoon spent many a day policing, mowing, and raking the grass in front of the O. Club, which was our designated clean-up area. Congrats on an awesome website. I was in gurp 89-91, in HHC 4/16 HQ Commo. if anyone remembers me, or partying with me down at the Express (by the Bahnhoff). please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I hope everyone has a good Memorial Day weekend. John Slomka "Crunch"
John Slomka <>
Henderson, Nevada USA - Monday, May 31, 2004 at 10:14:17 (GMT)
Served with 144th Sig Batt. 4th Armord Div. From Apr. 1, 1959 thru Sept. 5th 1960.
Robert A.Meyer <>
Downers Grove, Il USA - Saturday, May 29, 2004 at 17:36:31 (GMT)
Was stationed at Cooke Barracks from June 1060 - November 1962 with Co. B 144th Signal Bn. A lot of good times here for a very young trooper.
Don McAllister <>
Estacada, OR USA - Thursday, May 27, 2004 at 06:11:54 (GMT)
I lived up on Ware Circle from 1986-1989 while my dad was stationed there. He was in the 299th Support Battalion and then the post IG for our last year. I have many great memories of Planet Gurp. i was so much fun growing up there. I am a CPT in the army now and am heading over to Wiesbaden for my next assignment in about three weeks so hopefully I will get a chance to drive down and see what the old place looks like now. Should be a fun time.
CPT Bruce Hodges <>
Ft Lee, VA USA - Wednesday, May 26, 2004 at 16:32:23 (GMT)
Oh my goodness!! What fond memories I still hold of Planet Gerp. I was assigned to HHC 1st IDF as the Company's NBC NCO 89-91. Remember going to McDonalds and ordering beer and pommes frites and those darn ration cards for the class six! It was an adventure and experience I'll never forget.
Silinda Petway <>
Blue Springs, MO USA - Tuesday, May 25, 2004 at 20:30:54 (GMT)
station at cooke barracks 59 60 with the 404 m.p. co. stood many a day and night at the front gate in the early a.m. it was our job to raise the flag up at hq any one on line from the old days drop me a line
michael a lynch sr <>
san antonio, fl USA - Monday, May 24, 2004 at 03:36:05 (GMT)
Hallo mein Vater Kurt Pacht, war zwischen 1960 und 1970 in Cooks barracks,Civil-Angestellter. Sowie in Hohenstadt bei Radar. Kannte ihn jemand? Gibts es noch Fotos? Gruß M. Pacht
Markus Pacht <>
Göppingen, Germany - Wednesday, May 19, 2004 at 11:16:08 (GMT)
Hello to other Army Brats! My name is Eric Knight. I was in Goeppingen with my mother ans stepfather from April of 1984 to Sep. of 1985. I am looking to connect with two best friends I made while there, Sean Wheeler and Ricky Glover (their fathers, Stan Wheeler and Richard Glover (not too sure about the Richard) were stationed at Cooke Barracks as well). I was only there for a short time but these guys were probably the best friends I ever made. I was able to keep in touch with Sean for about 18 months after leaving Germany, but havent spoken to him in about 18 years now. The Wheeler family was originally from Kent,OH and the Glovers from Kansas City. Does anyone know if there are any ways to contact Army Brats or if you can contact the Dept. of the Army directly to try and find someone?
Eric Knight <>
Louisville, KY USA - Monday, May 17, 2004 at 18:50:36 (GMT)
GREETINGS AGAIN I WAS STATIONED AT THE 5O4TH ADMIN CO AND ATTACHED TO THE DENTAL CLINIC FROM 64 TILL FEB 67. I AM WONDERING IF ANYONE REMEMBERS WHAT HAPPENED AT THE DENTAL CLINIC AFTER 67. PARTICULARY WHAT HAPPENED TO THE GIRLS WHO WORKED THERE. HEIDI ZUBER, HONALORE KRONER AND VITA VONBERG. AFTER ALL THESE YEARS I STILL REMEMBER THOSE DAY AND WONDER. ED SEMERARO
EDSWARD SEMERARO <>
BELOIT, OH USA - Monday, May 17, 2004 at 17:08:48 (GMT)
Greetings All this is my second posting...I was the Platoon Sergeant for the Bde Decon Platoon. I took the Platoon in March of '88 and had it until August of '91. Our office was in the basement of the MP barracks (the last one before the gate going down the hill). Our platoon leaders during that time were LT Bob Horneck (great leader) and god help us LT Froyand Stelling. If you knew LT Stelling, you know what I’m talking about. We were “assigned” to HHC 1st IDF but attached to HHC of the 299th "sports" BN that was great. I liked pulling staff duty at the 299 because the BN CDR's assistant (SPC Hancock) used to bring us "goodies". From April ‘87 until March ‘88 I was with the 4/16th INF in the S3 shop as the BN Chem NCO. Anybody remember SFC Walker? I think he was there for 10 years or more. LTC May was the BN CDR and I ran into him again at Ft Irwin...good man. My oldest son was born at the Klinic am Eichart in Goppingen and someday we will return so he can see the city he was born in. We made a lot of good friends while we were stationed there and spent a lot of time in Goppengen...It was cool walking the fusganger window shopping at night and then stopping for some good food. I can still smell the wood burning in the winter air while Christmas shopping and then stopping for warm cider or wine...really miss the place. The people there are on my mind quite often. Too bad about Cooke Barracks. My wife Sue was with the 101st MI DET for about two years of our assignment working out of the BDE G2. She still speaks fondly of the people she met there. As a matter of fact we are still pretty close with Chief Baker and his wife Bonnie. We literally have shoeboxes full of pictures of that part of the country...I will see if I find the time to scan and post them. Please feel free to email us, we would love to hear from you.
Jeff Dunham <>
Harrisville , RI USA - Sunday, May 16, 2004 at 14:34:34 (GMT)
Served with 504th Admin(Finance) 1967-1968.Had a great time and met many friends. Just got together with a great friend of mine -Ron Erhart-504th Admin(Personnel). Talked about the good times over there and all the people we met Drop a line if name looks familiar!
Westbrook, Me USA - Saturday, May 15, 2004 at 19:45:09 (GMT)
Bobby & Julie Jackson <>
Helena, AL USA - Saturday, May 15, 2004 at 04:01:13 (GMT)
Stationed @ Cooke Barracks 1982-1984. I was there as we transitioned from the old 573rd S&S(3rd HERD), to A Co,299th combat support battalion.
Bobby Hampton <>
Ortonville , Mi USA - Friday, May 14, 2004 at 04:26:35 (GMT)
WE WERE STATIONED IN COOKE BARRACKS FROM 1984-1987 C.CO 299TH SUPPORT.HAD GREAT TIME AND MEMMORIES ANY ONE THERE AT THAT TIME PLEASE WRITE.I USE TO WORK IN THE P.X.MY.MY HUSBAND WAS SFC. MARVIN HENRY.OUR SON WAS CHARLES..AND JENNIFER OUR DAUGHTER......LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU
Maria Henry <>
baldwyn, ms USA - Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at 02:47:04 (GMT)
I was at Cooke Barracks from 88 to 91.Served in Aco 299th SPT.BTN.TRANS PLATOON, U CALL WE HAUL!!!!Met some great people there.Would love to here from some of you all.Duty First.
Darren Copley <>
Beckley, WV USA - Sunday, May 09, 2004 at 02:47:07 (GMT)
SGT Terry Thompson was assigned to C Co 1/26th Inf Blue Spader from 1975-1978. CPT May was the Company Commander, great guy, you all hear about him later in this message again. Thomas Pope, Michael Moore, Tony Mathis, SFC Lewis and 1SG Shoemaker, still more to remember. At this time Terry was called the barrack rat. Assigned again to Cooke Barracks in Jan.85-28. February 1992, this time the assignemt was for SSG Thompson to the Community, DOL Supply and that's where he found Andrea. At this time her name was still "Struthers" and she worked in the DOL being CPT Cope's, later MAJ Kane's secretary. Well he changed her name to "THOMPSON" in 1989 right there in Göppingen, with LTC May as his best man. Anybody knows about his being, please drop us an e-mail. Lost contact when he was last stationed in Ft. Irwin. Andrea has worked in the Housing Office from 1986 until the end. We both worked on Cooke Barracks as a happy married couple until the last day - 28 FEBRUARY 1992. Terry started the CIF down at the old NCO Club in 88 together with MSG VanHusen. You all stationed at that time in Cooke Barracks you must know him, he gave you your TA50 or he gave you a hard time if you did not return everything in an orderly fashion. Together we were there when LTC Goodman gave the mayor Mr. Haller the key. It was a very touchy moment and I don't think anybody did not cry a tear. Terry signed out on leave and then retired on May 1st, 1992. Many times we talk about our time together on Cooke Barracks. Just today we had our 12th Annual Local National Veteran's meeting in the Frisch Auf Gaststätte. We are all still get together to talk about the great time we all had on Cooke Barracks. It was great to work up there. To anybody who wants to come back just to see Cooke Barracks, Terry and me suggest not to go and look at it. Keep it in your memories as the place when you left it. Anybody now remembers us please drop us a line. May God bless us and our soldiers whereever they are. Take care Andy and Terry Thompson, Auendorf by Göppingen, email@example.com
Terry and Andrea Thompson <>
Göppingen, Germany - Saturday, May 08, 2004 at 20:50:01 (GMT)
Hi there! I lived in Goeppingen in the 80s and met some great guys there. If Michael Stoneham (West Point), Michael Heuser (Florida), Michael Uliano (Mass.),Chris Thropp, Brian Goeselt or Warrick Morgan (San Diego) are still around somewhere, I'd like to talk to you about our Glory Days there. Take care!
Heidi Mueller <>
Norkoepping, Sweden - Friday, May 07, 2004 at 15:42:58 (GMT)
Was with the 504th Admin fron July 63 to Jan. 66---worked at PSD HQ----glad I found this site---brings back some old memories.
Carl Krushinski <>
Trenton, Mi USA - Thursday, May 06, 2004 at 17:44:02 (GMT)
Hello friends. I was a platoon leader in the 4/16 INF from 1985 to 1987. I served in D Co., B Co., and E Co.. I enjoyed my time there in Geoppingen and think about it often. It is kind of hard to explain the Yak Shack to anyone who has never been there, everything from candy to hard liquor! Too bad it is all gone now. I would love to hear from anyone who served with the Big Red One. God Bless Our Troops!
Chris Parks <>
Charlottesville, VA USA - Saturday, May 01, 2004 at 18:55:04 (GMT)
Late 62-64; 144th Signal. Job: Motorpool, HQ then B Co. I was formerly of Houston. Too many men to remember. Jake Rush, Dick Sears and I bought and rode bicycles all over the country side. Later R. Rybka bought Sears's. Best memory was our bike trip to Switzerland. Also saw much of Western Europe on leave. After Jake Rush died (2003) I wrote,"A PRIVATE'S MEMOIRS OF THE COLD WAR" (collection of short stories) for all times sake. From my introduction, this might sound familiar?..."It is not the trials and tribulations that build character, but how they are handled. Our experiences have had an everlasting effect upon or lives. It might be said that these were crazy times, and often neither the Army nor us acted with much common sense. It wasn't prudent to exhibit much wisdom or good sense since none was expected...It was a rare opportunity for us not only to see, but to experience the old world, and that we did."
Charles D. Summers <>
Bay City, TX USA - Friday, April 30, 2004 at 00:40:05 (GMT)
My husband, Steve Muir, was stationed in Goepp from 1966/1969 doe anyone remember him? He passed away in 2002.
Cherie Muir <>
Portland, Or USA - Tuesday, April 27, 2004 at 03:12:20 (GMT)
I was first aquainted with Cooke Barracks in 1967 when I played in a band at the nco club, name of the band "Alec and the Scotchmen" later on in 1969 I joined the staff of the DEH and worked there until we clopsed the base in June 1994. I have many WONDERFUL memories of Cooke. Looking at Cooke nowadays pains one heart as many of the buildings have been torn down. However the golf course is still up and going. I would love to hear from anyone.
Alec Farrell <>
Reichenbach, Germany - Friday, April 23, 2004 at 07:30:12 (GMT)
I was stationed at cooke barracks from jan 1990 til it closed. I have alot of great memories and even more have come back after I have read some posts.
John Allen Burton <>
Alma, Ar USA - Friday, April 23, 2004 at 04:16:19 (GMT)
Hello to all Cooke Barracks friends. I worked at Cooke Barracks at the JAG-office from 1982-1992 and currently I'm working for the JAG-office at Kelley Barracks in Stuttgart. Does anybody remember or know the whereabouts of Mrs. Mildred Reed. Her husband was in the military and she worked at the JAG office.
Georgia Harville-Hummel <>
Gammelshausen, BW Germany - Monday, April 19, 2004 at 14:59:14 (GMT)
Kelley Bldg 3307 1. Stock
Elisabeth Cuffee <>
Goppingen, BW Germay - Monday, April 19, 2004 at 10:24:14 (GMT)
I was stationed at Cooke Barracks at 101 MI BN from August 1988 to August 1990. I was the one and only female mechanic in our unit. Anyone that was there at that time and remembers me, I'd love to hear from you. I would eat at the chow hall with the infantry and when we were deployed to the field maneuvers I was always carrying an M60 and the guys would call me Rambett. Sure miss the fun we had there.
Angel Engh <>
Minot, ND USA - Monday, April 19, 2004 at 01:57:03 (GMT)
I was stationed at Cooke from Jan 64 to June 1, 66, lived in 504th Admin huge building. R.I.P. Flugplatz. Was originally in pay section in PSD, the Pernsonnel Actions, then whined until I got assigned to PIO, which was my career, writing for newspapers and magazines. There I served with Lt. Levins who signed in above, as did Freddie Jo Hamilton, editor of the Rolling Review. I was a flunkie, writer and finally radio chief. We all miss Maj. Vincent Werder and MSg Russ Cogswell, who left us a number of years ago. We get together every five years or so. My fondest memories are the drives down the autobahn to Neu Ulm and Nurnberg and Munich in the Bug that was owned by the best clerk ever, our own radar, Salome Alvarado, who is now a Sergeant Major in Iraq with the MPs. He was a short timer in March until being extended. Our prayers are with him. Looking for long lost friends like a fellow named Jaeger who was from Calif, as was John S. Steel(e?), Glenn Gould who turned me onto my lifelong admiration of the Stones, and Charlie I. Smith of Chicago, a real brother if there ever was one, and Willie, my old-double-pinochle partner--I still remember the night we won a C-note. I have some photos that I will share. I now have the most comprehensive website of the frontier history of northwest Washington, and write and edit for magazines and books. Website: Skagit River Journal of History & Folklore, http://www.stumpranchonline.com/skagitjournal/ Oh, almost forget. I often talk with Chuck Parvin, still a great guy, in Albany Oregon, from the PSD days, and Blaine C. Bemis, Peenie-Weenie, who is in Idaho. **Seatbelts were installed but not in use **No hamsters were harmed in the making of this movie Brevet Corporal retired
Noel V. Bourasaw <>
Sedro-Woolley, WA USA - Saturday, April 17, 2004 at 22:15:24 (GMT)
Was there from March 61 thru Oct 63. Sub-Post assignment--Class I, Class 6, dependant housing, buildings and grounds.....Many good memories. Some I shouldn't share
baxter culver <>
sacramento, ca USA - Tuesday, April 13, 2004 at 17:51:43 (PDT)
I served in the 4th A.D. (and the 1st A.D.) at Cooke Barracks from January, 1970 to February, 1972. I worked for (then) LTC James F. Thornton, Jr. as a captain in the JAG office.
Robert G. Holderness <>
Folsom, CA USA - Tuesday, April 13, 2004 at 17:02:55 (PDT)
504/501 Admin Co. 1970-1972. Saw 4th Armored change to 1st AD, then move to Ansbach. That, good beer, and George S. Patton III, bring some memories. For a while I ran the Post Office. Carried a pistol. I was dangerous. So they moved me write to your Members of Congress. Carried a pen.
Dan Gislason <>
Minnetonka, MN USA - Sunday, April 11, 2004 at 15:53:04 (PDT)
I served with Sam Prato in 1956 along with others preparing the 9th Infantry to Gyroscope back to Ft. Hood Texas. Along with Sam and I were a cadre of good friends including: Dave Beaver, Cliff Dolfinger, John Rogers, Jerry Markem, Gene Kaladin,and Major Andy Anderson who took care of us all. Hope some of these good friends will find this website and get in contact with us. Hi Sam glad you made contact. We did not "Gyro to Cairo"!!
Bob Hanson <>
Wilmington, DE USA - Saturday, April 10, 2004 at 17:02:28 (PDT)
was stationed at cooke barracks in 1956
sam prato <>
fairport, NY USA - Saturday, April 10, 2004 at 14:26:29 (PDT)
Thanks to the webmaster who created this space. I was with Co C 299th Medical Bn (formerly Delta Med) 1982-1984. This was / is a great place. I have so many memories of this place.. and the entire town of Goeppingen.. 'Life' club, the Krocodile...banhof and Stuttgart.
Susan Nalicat <>
Los Angeles, CA USA - Wednesday, April 07, 2004 at 19:26:16 (PDT)
9th Signal Co. Radio Section 1954-57 Sgt. Under Sgt Jackson & Lt. Cherry. Married at the Chapel. Hi- I have been searching for years to locate any one that may have been in my unit. Went on 2 week R&R with Clark and Williams. Hoping to hear from someone. What is it about Cooke Barracks that was so wonderful? Sgt. Joslin (Richard)
Richard Joslin <>
Port St. Lucie, Fl USA - Tuesday, April 06, 2004 at 14:44:48 (PDT)
On a whim I began searching for "Planet Girp." Seeing some of the photos and reading some of the posting brings a smile to my face. My "ranger buddie" Ed Vinhatiero and I were "Delta Dragons" from OCT 88 to JUN 90.
Tim Halloran <>
Pawcatuck, CT USA - Wednesday, March 31, 2004 at 18:36:00 (PST)
Commo PLT HHC 4/16 INF from APR 89 to APR 91. These are the aoldiers I remember from my time there: CPT McFaul, SFC Gilchrist, SFC Benson, SSG Gilund, SSG Ford, SSG Branch, SGT Dorsey, CPL Twenge, CPL Rice, SPC Murphy, SPC Slomka, PFC's Shipp, Allison, Nelson, and Verrett. Memorable time there but the Army wasn't for me.
Glenn Clark <>
Mercer Island, WA USA - Tuesday, March 30, 2004 at 19:03:50 (PST)
I see in the history of the name of Cooke Barracks that it was named for Captain Charles A. Cooke. Does anyone know where he was from, and did he have a family?
Leonard J. Jacobs <>
Fr. Grove., IL USA - Friday, March 26, 2004 at 16:02:26 (PST)
81-83 c co. 1/26th.Inf (blue spader)best time i have ever had in my life. can anyone refresh my memory, what were the names of some of the pubs in goppingen? i remember the mykafer, but i dont remember the one owned by the italian family. i'v dreamed about goppingen for the last 20 years, if anyone remembers me please e-mail me, i would love to hear from you. still in alaska.
jim roberts <>
skagway, AK USA - Monday, March 22, 2004 at 16:55:11 (PST)
HELLO MY HUSBAND WAS STATIONED AT COOKE BARRACKS FROM 1984-1987 HE WAS IN C CO 299TH.I WORKED IN THE PX IN THE DPP N LAY AWAY DEPT.LOVED MY JOB AND OUR TOUR THERE WAS GREAT THAT WAS A VERY LOVELY PLACE MET NICE PEOPLE.IF YOU REMBER US PLEASE WRITE WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU...SFC MARVIN HENRY N MARIA HENRY
MARIA HENRY <>
BALDWYN, MS USA - Saturday, March 20, 2004 at 19:51:51 (PST)
I worked in family housing from 1964-1967. There were a lot of really great people on the base at that time. I was very young and had a lot of growing up to do. My time in the army at Goeppingen was well spent. I hope that you all had as great a time as I did and you all got home in safely. Drop me a line if you have the time. Craig.
Craig Nelson <>
Studio City, Ca USA - Wednesday, March 17, 2004 at 21:05:46 (PST)
"GIRLFRIEND" and if this rings a bell you gotta drop me a line! (90-91-92) were probabaly the best years of my life! Are there any of you from HHC still around? Sure would be fun to talk once again.....MARK
Mark LaFrance <>
Lake Forest , Ca USA - Wednesday, March 17, 2004 at 03:14:26 (PST)
I was a Spc in HHC. Worked in the HQ building in G-3 PLEX.
Steven Stuckey <>
Shreveport, La USA - Tuesday, March 16, 2004 at 23:19:23 (PST)
Many fond memories of Cooke barracks while with 4th Armored Div. 504th Admin. 1959-1960. Fantastic Experience!
Harold Landers <>
Wampsville, NY USA - Sunday, March 14, 2004 at 17:33:20 (PST)
Delta co. 4th bn/16th INF '87-'88. Part of a cohort unit that was together since day one of basic training (B82 Fort Benning, Ga) to Delta co, 2/16th (Fort Riley, KS) to finally end up at Cooke Barracks. I ended up bring home a german girl to marry then went back to Goeppingen to live for a while as a civilian. I would give anything to hear from a fellow DELTA DRAGON !!!
Robert Clark <>
West Chester, OH USA - Thursday, March 11, 2004 at 07:40:45 (PST)
2nd Post - I was stationed at Cooke Barracks from 1980 through 1982. Would love to chat with Angee Linsey (we worked on the newspaper together) or Becky Moody, gosh, who else... New email - drop me a note to say hi!
Julie R. Wagner (Patterson) <>
Salem, OR USA - Monday, March 08, 2004 at 23:50:53 (PST)
I was station at Cook 1984-5. I lost all contact with all my buddies their. Medic platoon. Where are you Burney, Tom Burns, Gifford, and Steve Crocker?
Joseph Calamia <>
USA - Saturday, February 28, 2004 at 15:21:35 (PST)
Was in 144th signal 4th armored from sept.1966-Oct.1969. Was in A co. 4th Platoon. SP/5 In the Battallion radio repair shop. Does anyone remember Albert Lee from 126th maint. battallion? He was from maryland. I've only found five people in all these years. I enjoyed my time in Germany and traveled a lot of europe while I was there. I married a German girl from Jebenhausen and we had four kids. We've now been Happily Married for 35 years. Here are a few names I have abeen looking for: John sexton, fred gerhart, ssg crawley from C co.,ssg barnes from A co., John Loput, Ron Fong, Michael Hubinsky, william crews, robert suchla, donald kinney,dan serre,don bartlett, these are just the names I can remember. After 35 years a lot of the names have been forgotten. Can't even find anything on 144th anymore, or 4th armored. When they disbanded 4th armored what did they become? what did 144th become? Help me out if you know any of thes people or remember others. Eddie Lyon, Red Bluff, Ca. 96080 phone 530-527-6323 e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
George Lyon (Eddie) <>
Red Bluff, Ca USA - Saturday, February 28, 2004 at 02:55:46 (PST)
"C" Co, 144th SigBN 8/63 thru 8/65. Go to Google.com and ask: US Army 4th Armored Division also try; www.signalcorps.org Great site for anyone who went thru Ft. Gordon, Signal training. This is a great site as well. kudos to the site master!!
Larry Jaderberg <>
laGrange, Il USA - Thursday, February 26, 2004 at 17:35:46 (PST)
I was stationed @ cooke barracks from 73-77 - was in CoB as a APC driver for Sgt Newell - Was moved to Hdqtrs Company to work with the S1 Captain Harvey -later did a stiint a col. Joulwans Driver - moved to C co - I now live in the boondocks of Milner Ga. about 60 miles south of Atlanta...pretty close to BFE if you know what I mean. My fondest memories of Cooke Barracks was the Coffee house fellowship @ the base Chaple. It was in that basement on Jan 28th 1976 that I was born again....it has been an exciting journey ever since. I am maried to the military bratt I married in that chaple - I have 3 children: Mike - a big shot for Bell south, Jon is in boot camp @ Leonard wood and he will be an MP.....my baby daughter is 16 ( going on 21) and is a straight A student who plans on going to the airforce academy to study to be an astronaunt......
Bill bischoff <>
Milner, Ga USA - Tuesday, February 24, 2004 at 20:37:44 (PST)
1981-1983 C CO.1ST BATTALION 26TH INF. GOEPPINGEN MECHANIZED INF. what a way to turn a 16 year old boy into a man,tons of fun and fear,sad to hear our old barracks are gone..i went on to hhc 229th attack hel.battalion 101st abn. had lots of friend from then and am looking,i wish the big red one safety in Iraq ....your brother
Bill Bahrman <>
vancouver, wa USA - Sunday, February 22, 2004 at 20:49:23 (PST)
In 404th M.P. Co. Apr '59 - Oct '60 at Cooke Barracks & TDY to Ulm, Nuremburg, Crailsheim and miles of "Range Patrol" in Grafenver(?)a couple of times. A good time, a good place and a good bunch of guys...with which to satisfy our military obligations(remember those?). Head, Hall, Bates...give a shout if you can. Now, get off my back, Mick.
Ralph Artze <>
Houston, TX USA - Sunday, February 22, 2004 at 18:56:53 (PST)
I was assigned to the 299th Support Battalion, 1st ID Forward. I was assigned to the Division Signal Office as the Division COMSEC Officer/Custodian and worked for MAJ Brian Saskai and MAJ Pete Murphy during my tenure, Jun 1988 thru Jun 1991.
Bruce Lewis <>
Longs, SC USA - Sunday, February 22, 2004 at 09:27:51 (PST)
I was stationed at cooke barracks with 504th Admin Co. from 1962 to 1964....I would enjoy hearing from anyone who was stationed there....at that time or whenever......
Michael Lea <>
Endicott, NY USA - Sunday, February 22, 2004 at 06:54:01 (PST)
I went over on the Maurice Rose in 1953 and I assume it was the custom to send replacements to Zweibruecken. Was that the practice (going first to Zweibuecken) for replacements in USAREUR until Cooke Barracks closed it's doors?
Leonard J.Jacobs <>
Franklin Grove, , IL USA - Wednesday, February 18, 2004 at 11:40:05 (PST)
Served with the 404th MP Co. , 4th Armored Division from 1961 to August 1964. Lot of great memories, mostly good...............some......well....hahahaha. Lived in Arkansas City , KS for most of my life, just moved to OK 2 years ago.
Larry Dee Thompson <>
Ponca City, OK USA - Wednesday, February 18, 2004 at 05:58:31 (PST)
my father was sargent carl paul and we were stationed at cooke barrocks from 1960-1968. he was in signal; as far as i know. i am just writing to anybody who knew my dad and has information for me (what was he like, anything else he did, etc.). my father passed away january 8, 1990. any information would be greatly appreciated. thank you, Mark Paul
sgt. carl paul <>
winthrop harbor, il USA - Sunday, February 15, 2004 at 15:37:29 (PST)
Looking for SPC KERR. Was in Gopp from 1989 to 1991 289th Sig Co. Was SGT Stringfellow, outside plant supervisor telephone switch tech, phone and network installer. Spent lots of time at the local club. Will try and submit some pic's. Great idea for a web site. Looking for SPC KERR.
Brenda Stringfellow <>
Nolanville, TX USA - Saturday, February 07, 2004 at 08:07:19 (PST)
I was at Cooke Barracks from 1957 thru Feb 1960, came on the Upshur and back on the Darby. 4th Quartermasters Capt. R.Robbins commander, Andrew P. O'Meara General. We used to donate blood at the local hospital for 20 marks. Cab ride was about $1 from the Bahnhof. Went back 10 years later and the soldiers no longer wore blocked hats. Still in contact after 40 years with a few guys from the group II and IV. Co B was across the parade field and I believe Capt. Walden was the commander, we also had a Lt Leider and Lt Col Beatty.
robert groos <>
patchogue, ny USA - Saturday, January 31, 2004 at 09:30:30 (PST)
Great site that sure brings back memories of a good time , I served as the ISR in retention for the Gurp community, 1989 to 1991 and transferred to Wiesbaden after close of Cooke Barracks, wife worked in shoppette and retired at Ft Hood Tx, Office was above shoppette, glad to hear from anyone from that time frame, God bless the troops, past and present.
Dwight L Bradham <>
Aiken, SC USA - Thursday, January 29, 2004 at 21:32:08 (PST)
I was at Cooke Barracks from 1989-1991. A Company 299TH Support Battalion Transportation Platoon Sergeant/First Sergeant. Left their in 1990 to go to the Gulf War. I returned in 1991 and then went to Ft Eustis Virgina. I retired in 1996 as an E-8. I sure had some good times at Cooke Barracks. Hope all is well for those who were their and God Bless you all.
Karl Oswald <>
Gaston, SC USA - Thursday, January 29, 2004 at 05:56:32 (PST)
Hello all. Sure does bring things back. Wish all a great life.
Norman C. Mabe <>
Killeen, TX USA - Thursday, January 29, 2004 at 01:27:16 (PST)
I was part of a small signal detatchment from the 14th AVN BDG (Schwaebisch Hall)assigned to the ATC control tower Cooke Barracks from late '76 to Jun '79. I was the tower radio repairman. Used to love the golfers walking in front of autorotating Huey's instead of waiting for a light from the tower. Lived across the hall from Danny Porter and Gary Bartel (Posts below)in the community building. (Bowling alley across the street with the class V store.) What a fine time we had. Will have to dig deep for the pictures of the airfield and control tower. I know they are buried in my stuff. Was in the sky diving club with John Hamm, Anna Filgo and a ton of others. Broke my back on the airfield in Nov '78 on a bad landing and recuperated at Maggies. My wife (now ex-wife) "Rhodie" was a popular redhead who worked in the mess hall.Ran into "Red Moore" after I got out and he had joined the Navy as a corpsman. Not heard from him since.
Jim Pidde <>
Seattle, WA USA - Monday, January 26, 2004 at 18:26:19 (PST)
I was in at Cooke Barracks 1963 - 1965, stepdaughter of 1st sgt James Dillard (504th Admin). I worked at the Rod & Gun Club, lived in dependant housing. Worked briefly at EM Club. I'd love to hear from anyone who was there at that time.
Mary Patterspm <>
Venice, FL USA - Saturday, January 24, 2004 at 11:05:11 (PST)
I lived in Geoppingen from about 88-90 with my stepdad at the time (Troy Perry). i was only 10 at the time and i was wondering if anyone may have had kids around that age at that time that i might remember ?
Levi Schartzer <>
Apache, Ok USA - Thursday, January 15, 2004 at 17:26:01 (PST)
i was stationed at cooke barracks sept 1960 to may 1962. was in 4th qm b co. looking for larry heckman
bobby c rorex <>
jonesboro, ar USA - Saturday, January 10, 2004 at 10:33:52 (PST)
I was stationed at Cooke Barracks from 1988 to 1991, and helped close out the 1st ID (forward). I was a Platoon Leader in D/4-16 IN and E/4-16 IN, and and finally worked in the S4 shop, helping to transfer equipment out of the post. Reading the other postings helped refresh memories. We went to the 'Yak Shack,' and to the 'Kantine' (I think it was called 'Red Lille's or something) often. I remember downtown Goeppingen very well, especially the restaurants and eiscafes. Also, going up to the 'HoneyDew' restaurant in Hohenstaufen. I remember getting on the train some Saturday mornings and going to downtown Stuttgart. Also, going to gunnery at 'Graf,' and Bradley Transition Training at Vilseck. We had a lot of hard-charging people. My I made some very good American and German friends there, especially the gang down at the German 'Shutzenhaus,' just down the road from Cooke Barracks. Company Commanders were Tom Crowder and 'Monty' Winget. Battalion Commanders were Russell Honore and LTC May. Fellow Platoon Leaders and/or Lieutenants included Javier Jimenez, Matt Gilligan, Mark Rafuls and Dave King.
Matt Angelucci <>
Salem, OR USA - Tuesday, January 06, 2004 at 10:33:32 (PST)
SP/4 WITH HHC 144 SIGNAL BN 1960-1963.
BOBBY HALLCOMB <>
DETROIT, MI USA - Thursday, January 01, 2004 at 09:45:01 (PST)