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Welcome to the CookeBarracks.com Guestbook. 79% of 242 poll 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 CookeBarracks.com. CookeBarracks.com was born October 2002 and is responsible for uniting many, many people separated years ago.

This is where those who served at Cooke find each other. You're invited to add your entry so others can find you. For the past ten years, lots and lots of reunions have been made via this Guestbook

Please note your post MUST INCLUDE your FIRST NAME, LAST NAME, and EMAIL ADDRESS or it will not post. Email addresses are hidden by the guestbook software and replaced with email links to prevent spamming and email harvesting. Said differently, your email address remains private unless you respond to a Guestbook entry. Only then will the person you wrote see your email address (but nobody else).

This guestbook includes a couple thousand entries over ten years. So, there's little point in searching page by page to locate someone. This is where Google is put to work. Here's how to search for a long lost friend:

Go to www.google.com and search for your friend exactly like you see in the line below (this includes the quotation marks and "plus sign" immediately next to 'cookebarracks.com'):

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Trust me, if your friend has posted an entry in the last decade, Google will return a direct link to the appropriate Guestbook page so you can email your friend.



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2,199 Entries

Tony Conrad Email
12/29/14

What city are you located? Baton Rouge

What state are you located? Louisiana

Comments:
I was stationed at the 48th Trans Co in 66 thru 68 . Worked in the rotory wing section pretty much the whole time I was there. Had a great time, enjoyed the BEER. I posted some pictures awhile back on the CookeBarricks.Com site. Take a peek at them might recognize someone. Its really great that these guys put these sites out there for everyone to enjoy. My hat goes off to them. GOOD HEALTH


michael simpson Email
12/28/14

What city are you located? camden

What state are you located? new york

Comments:
I was there from 1987 to 1989. I had a really good time there. But it was nice to come back to the states.


Nicholas Venicee Email
12/26/14

What city are you located? Michigan City,I

What state are you located? Indiana

Comments:
I was in camp cook in 1951 52 the Barack were beautiful and the people were great I was in the 28th div.


Robert Martin Email
12/25/14

What city are you located? Ponca City

What state are you located? Oklahoma

Comments:
I was at Cooke Barracks from the beginning of 1975 until sometime towards the end of 1977. Being in Germany was a good time, traveling and meeting people. I also met and married my wife there and we are still together after 38 years. I was an MP there and then served for another 29 years in civilian law enforcement. But I got my start at Cooke Barracks.


Pat Plourd Email
12/25/14

What city are you located? Merlin

What state are you located? OR

Comments:
Thanks for providing a location to discuss one of the Army's best kept secrets.

I was at Cooke Barracks from 87-90, and was the Commander of the 193rd from 87-89. As great as Cooke Barracks was it was the people that made it even better. I experienced the best days of my life there and also the worst. We lost three of our own coming home from training in 1988. RIP Don Byrant, Jim Bollinger and Mike Dawson.

I was stationed in Europe in 2002 and visited Cooke Barracks when I was in Stuggart and it was hard to recognize anymore. I will always remember Planet Gurp and the great folks that lived there. Anyway thanks for setting this site up.


walter hamlin Email
12/25/14

What city are you located? Talladega

What state are you located? Alabama

Comments:
At Cooke Barracks 1965-1966. Worked in PSD with Mr. Huber, Cpt Bowling, MSGT Day. Charles Hargis, Covell, Ozygowsky, Ron WIlson, Herman, Beauche (?), and others. Enjoyed it a lot. Played music with Dave Burger who worked in the orders section.


Thomas Merrifield Email
12/24/14

What city are you located? Newnan

What state are you located? Ga

Comments:
Tom Merrifield
504TH Admin Co. 1966 - 1968
Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a Healthy New Year..


Paul Wagenbreth Email
12/23/14

What city are you located? Urbana

What state are you located? Illinois

Comments:
I was a dependent at Cooke Barracks in the early to mid '50s. I attended third, fourth and fifth grades at the elementary school, which as I recall was located just down the road from where we lived in military housing. Also, as I recall, the housing was up a hill from the actual post. I would love to see any pictures that anyone might have from that time of the school, the housing or the post. Or any memories anyone might like to share from that time. I don't remember, for instance, any of my teachers' names.


Greg Vickery Email
12/22/14

What city are you located? Fort Wayne

What state are you located? Indiana

Comments:
I was at Cooke (Gurp) from Dec. 1980-Aug.1982. I worked in the 1st Support Battalion Mess Hall for SFC Carter, SFC Vaughn, SFC Seick and SSG Mills. D-Med, 573rd S&S, HHC 1st IDF. Remember the Barry's, PFC Crawford, Barb Shambaugh, Betty Westmoreland, "Smitty", Spec 5 Hudson. Many great memories indeed. Octoberfest duty cooking and serving great food and having awesome fellowship with the troops and natives.


Tom Roberts 
12/18/14

What city are you located? Galveston

What state are you located? TX

Comments:
504th Admin Co---PSD, Rcds Div
1966-1968


Just about time to wish everyone and your families, a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year...


Paul Celotto Email
12/16/14

What city are you located? Tampa

What state are you located? Florida

Comments:
I was stationed at Cooke Barracks between 1984 and 1987. I was initially in the S3 of 4th of the 16th and then in E Company followed by the Training shop of the the Division G3.
I was wondering if anyone knows what individual or what company photographed or has copies of the Company Photos they took of E Company in the 1985 timeframe?


Randy Muller Email
12/07/14

What city are you located? Missoula

What state are you located? MT

Comments:
I was stationed in Goeppingen from 1985-1989 with E Co 4/16th. Would love to connect with anybody who was stationed there during that time frame.


Rich Spivak Email
11/30/14

What city are you located? Newark

What state are you located? Delaware

Comments:
Attached to 48 transportation company between 69 and 71. Aviation unit.


Harry Cobb 
11/29/14

What city are you located? Wardsboro

What state are you located? Vermont

Comments:
Does anyone remember Earle H. Cobb served at Cooke in the late 50's & early 60's?


Brian Lane Email
11/29/14

What city are you located? Fort Wayne

What state are you located? Indiana

Comments:
Medic in C Co 1/26th - last part of 1978 thru ETS of July 1980.


JOHN L DISCENZA Email
11/28/14

What city are you located? garfield hight ohio

What state are you located? ohio

Comments:
was the best time i came up with a lot of brothers that i didn't know i had & good friends for the rest of my life.even the people in Germany were friendly & helpful.ould do it all over again .


Craig Nelson Email
11/28/14

What city are you located? Albuquerque

What state are you located? New Mexico

Comments:
Sub Dist HQ 64-67 We were in the House just behind the MP station. I worked in family housing. What a great time to be in Germany.


William Wells Email
11/28/14

What city are you located? Topeka

What state are you located? Kansas

Comments:
I was hoping to find some 1st IDF MP'S, I was there in 1987-1989.


Hardy-Toston Email
11/25/14

What city are you located? Charleston

What state are you located? South Carolina

Comments:
On the planet July 1987 - August 1990 started out at C Co 299th (Charlie Med)Armorer moved to HHC S-4. Does anybody remember the group DB Inc?


Jim Dygert Email
11/24/14

What city are you located? Canajoharie

What state are you located? NY

Comments:
This is actually Jim's niece, Jane. Uncle Jim died this past summer (2014). While going through his personal items we found a small photo album from his time in Goeppingen (Nov. 1962-1963). I presume he was at Cooke Barracks, although nothing actually says that. There are pictures of a Dec. 1, 1962 parade, and a lot of pictures of the golf club. There are also pictures of him with "Mills" and "Hayes". My favorites of are him and Ed Wedz drinking from gigantic steins. If you are looking for Jim, it's nice to know he's remembered by his army buddies. If you know who these other people are, I'd love to hear from them, too.


Kim Ruble Email
11/24/14

What city are you located? Moab

What state are you located? Utah

Comments:
Stationed at Cooke Barracks with the 385th MP's, June of 71 to March of 72.


Gary gross Email
11/20/14

What city are you located? Mechanicsburg

What state are you located? Pa.

Comments:
Served with the 48 trans 1968


william s whitford Email
11/20/14

What city are you located? elmira

What state are you located? ny

Comments:
i would like to hear from anyone who was at cooke barracks with the 126ordance bat in1960=62


Bob Lambert Email
11/20/14

What city are you located? Surfside Beach

What state are you located? South Carolina

Comments:
Cooke Barracks 1970-1972 in Company A 141st Signal Battalion under Sgt. Clay and Cpt. Wilson


michael davidson Email
11/19/14

What city are you located? bullhead city

What state are you located? arizona

Comments:
I'm looking for a sergeant's name. he was supply sergeant at cooke barracks. he also managed the bowling alley. think hard, I must have his name, he was there in 1981 for sure... please help


James J Niemerg Email
11/13/14

What city are you located? Hot Springs

What state are you located? Ar

Comments:
Info On Col Cardillo
info on Capt Varble
info on Lt Klein
info on Col Pederson


Richard E. Hurley Email
11/09/14

What city are you located? Mechanicsburg

What state are you located? PA

Comments:
Was stationed in Cooke Barracks from 1972-1976


Jay Giglio 
11/04/14

What city are you located? Little Elm

What state are you located? Texas

Comments:
Just popping in to see who's new. Connected with some of the old Delta Dragons on Facebook. Check out the Big Red One page. Been talking to Randy Thomas, Jory Latimer, Kyle Sartin. Still looking for others.


Noel Bourasaw 
11/04/14

What city are you located? Sedro-Woolley

What state are you located? Washington

Comments:
I posted an earlier version but I guess that section is kaput.

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 wound up being a reserve Sergeant Major in Iraq with the MPs.

Looking for long lost friends like a fellow named Jaeger or Yaeger who was from Calif. I wonder if he knows that he and Maj. Werder were featured in a book by Ludovic Kennedy. 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.skagitriverjournal.com Oh, almost forget. I often talked with Chuck Parvin in Albany Oregon, who passed away in 2011, and I hear from 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


David B. Reynolds Email
11/02/14

What city are you located? Ridgeville,

What state are you located? SC

Comments:
I lived there from 1953 until 1956. We rotated to Colorado Springs, Co. some of the best days of my life were at Cooke Barracks.


Nita Pfamatter Email
10/30/14

What city are you located? Sister Bay

What state are you located? Wisconsin

Comments:
I was married to "Sonny" Pfamatter a Spec. 5 with the 504th Admin. Our son was born in Stuttgart 1969. We lived off base with "Frau Gause" and Sonny's Sargent and his wife Ziggie lived upstairs. I would love to find them again as they were an important part of my wonderful time in Germany.


michael banks Email
10/30/14

What city are you located? covington

What state are you located? georgia

Comments:
had good times


DAVID PATTON Email
10/28/14

What city are you located? SEATTLE

What state are you located? WASHINGTON

Comments:
JUST CHECKING TO SEE IF ANYONE HERE WAS AT THE 18TH AG COMPANY AT COOKE BARRACKS BETWEEN 1975 THROUGH 1977. I WAS ONLY STATIONED THERE FOR ABOUT 18 MONTHS. I HAD ONE OF THE LAST 2 YEAR ENLISTMENTS. I HAD A GREAT TIME THERE BUT WISH I HAD TRAVELED MORE. DOES ANYONE REMEMBER WHEN THE 18TH AG FORMED THE ACTION READY FORCE OR AS OUR OLD CO USED TO CALL IT "ARF" LOTS OF MEMORIES OF GOING TO THE CLUB AND THE TENNIS COURT AS WELL AS GOING ON LONG WALKS. I WORKED AS A KEYPUNCHER AT THE ADP TRAILERS.I GUESS THEY'RE ALL FADED MEMORIES NOW THAT OCCASIONALLY CAUSE ME TO SMILE.


Dave Schodlatz Email
10/27/14

What city are you located? Ft. Leonard Wood

What state are you located? MO

Comments:
Stationed at "Planet Gerp" from May 1984 to Nov 1986 in HHC, 1st Inf Div (FWD), Decon Plt. One of the best duty stations I was ever assigned to, even if I did spend 332 days in the field in 1985. There was only one place better I was stationed (Munich), but no assignement around the world ever beat being stationed in Germany.


Hal Gibson 
10/26/14

What city are you located? Melbourne

What state are you located? Florida

Comments:
I was the bandleader of the 4th Armored Division Band
in 1958,9, and 60. We had a very heavy scheduled and played all over southern Germany. I also formed a Bavarian band playing authentic German music and we all wore the full Bavarian garb with lederhosen, etc. All of the members were from the division band and it was really quite good. It became a huge hit and we were featured in several national publications. Thus, we were invited to play at fests and celebrations all over Germany. Our division band was the largest in Europe so we represented the American forces in several international competitions and won first prize at the Erlangen international contest IN 1960 with more than 80 bands from 20 countries participating.
GREAT MEMORIES!


william hatton Email
10/26/14

What city are you located? cullman

What state are you located? alabama

Comments:
iwas in 504th admin 1970-1972 it was the best time of my army life


Jeff Cotter Email
10/25/14

What city are you located? Prescott

What state are you located? Arizona

Comments:
Some of my best memories are of my US Army travels, experiences and friends ! If you'd like to touch base drop me an email.


Hector Franco Email
10/24/14

What city are you located? Brunswick

What state are you located? Ga

Comments:
i was there 84 to 87 i already found one the guy from my Plt is good to know that so many people thing about goppingen my time there was all good i hope find some friend from my ti at the planet


Michael Pesuit Email
10/13/14

What city are you located? Toronto

What state are you located? Ohio

Comments:
I ALSO WAS A CHAPLAIN' s Assistant who served with Father Renee Guesnier in Vietnam from Nov. 1968 thru June 1969. He was very devoted and courageous in his effort to administrator to U.S.ARMY TROOPS stationed along highway 19 in the central highland of Vietnam. May God grant him many years.


Eric Rogers Email
10/11/14

What city are you located? Alexandria

What state are you located? Louisiana

Comments:
Great site I found my old room mate here. Charles Reeves. I was in Delta company 299th from 85 to 87. Had a blast while there. I do remember the bowling alley burning. I also remember them rebuilding the liquor store right outside my room in the barracks. I was an armorer and while Gaddafi was stirring up stuff we were doling out weapon like every 4 hour and the armorer in HHC went nuts and fired off a few rounds in the basement. Soon after that I got a transfer to the motor pool. I would like to find a Bobby Woolard if anyone knows him. I had a girlfriend named Sabine Acktay that I would like to finf too. Take care everyone.


Joe Tracy 
10/06/14

What city are you located? Hawley

What state are you located? PA

Comments:
I was in the 404th m p co From 9/62 to 4/64. I would like to hear from anyone who was stationed at Cooke Barracks during the above time.
Regards to all.
Joe


Eddie Lyon Email
10/06/14

What city are you located? Red Bluff

What state are you located? California

Comments:
Looking for old friends In the area of Cook Barracks and Jebenhausen and Swabish Gmund.


Thomas  Email
09/27/14

What city are you located? Fort Worth

What state are you located? Texas

Comments:
I was assigned to Alpha Company 299th Spt Bn from 85 to 88. Many a good times. Hard work led to many good memories with some of the best friends. Would love to go back for a visit...


Dale Thorn Email
09/21/14

What city are you located? Akron

What state are you located? Ohio

Comments:
Cooke Barracks, HHD 144th Signal Bn., I July 67 to 20 Oct 69. Sgt. E5, Army Commendation Medal. Worked at S4 above motor pool. S4 PBO WO Beckman. S4 Sgts Freeman, Till, Freer. 144th CO's Racke, Ashby.


Kevin Schrenk Email
09/17/14

What city are you located? Longmont

What state are you located? Colorado

Comments:
Was in the 4th Armored Division, HHC. I worked in Command Aviation as an Air Traffic Controller from April of 1969 through August of 1971. Goeppingen was a great experienc.


Monte Caylor Email
09/17/14

What city are you located? Huntsville

What state are you located? Alabama

Comments:
I was at Gerp 1971-1974 in the Command Aviation Section HHC 1st AD. I was the Beaver Mechanic. When they turned in the two Beavers, I went to Bad Toelz to the UH-1 school and crewed the "B" model huey. When we received two rebuilt "H" models I crewed the one 66-16687. I worked for CW2 David Gollem. Some familiar names are: SSG Will Radabaugh, Cpt Mike Halby, CW4 Bill Abbott, Sp5 Mike Williams, Sp5 Jimmy Bruce, Sp5 Guy Dawes, Sp5 Steve Fensky, Cpt Rust. We moved to Katterbach around 1972 sometime. I owned a Triumph motorcycle and later a 1971 Gold colored german ford. I sold the ford to someone in the 48th Trans when we moved.


Bruce Baker Email
09/17/14

What city are you located? Dallas/Fort Worth

What state are you located? Texas

Comments:
I was at Cooke Barracks from Sept 1978 thru Aug 1981 assigned to C 1/26 Infantry "Blue Spaders"

I spent 22 years on Active Duty, but those 3 years were the best I can remember.


Drew Andrews Email
09/14/14

What city are you located? Dallas

What state are you located? Texas

Comments:
i was a MEDIC at cook barracks in 1987


Ladnier, Bryan M. Email
09/11/14

What city are you located? Long Beach

What state are you located? Mississippi

Comments:
Medic attached to the Division Surgeon HHC 3rd Brigade 1st Inf. Div. Fwd. '73-'74 transferred to HHC 4/73 Armor in Böblingen'74-'76.


Dana Gabbert Email
09/11/14

What city are you located? Fort Worth

What state are you located? Texas

Comments:
Was there from 86-89. miss the good ole times!


Byron Cloud Email
09/09/14

What city are you located? Houston

What state are you located? Texas

Comments:
4th Quartermaster HQ, Cooke Barracks, January 1958 to May 1960


john burgi Email
09/05/14

What city are you located? mulino

What state are you located? oregon

Comments:
I spent my first week in Germany at Cooke barracks. I was assigned to the 1/94th artillery in Schwabach Gmund and this was our receiving station. We sailed from New York on the WO Darby took if I remember right 10 days to sail to Bremen. I do not remember much about the town as they wouldnt turn us loose. One thing I do remember there were workers digging up some old plumbing and they found a cache of old German small arms and ammuntion and grenades. I was there in Feb of 1965. I think of it now and it was only 20 years after Germany surrendered. Wish I had been more interested in history at the time as many stories could have been heard regarding WW2.


Edward Kocher Email
09/05/14

What city are you located? Pittsburgh, Pa.

What state are you located? Pennsylvania

Comments:
Being in Goppingen was great. Had a fantastic time eating, drinking and traveling.


Mike Walton Email
09/02/14

What city are you located? Excelsior

What state are you located? Minnesota

Comments:
Hey everyone!! I was stationed at "Planet Gerp" along with my new family from the spring of 1983 through the summer of 1985.

I was first assigned to the IDF's Commo Platoon as its Platoon Leader but then reassigned to the 1/26th as their CE Staff Officer (because the one there got fired). I stayed there and was rep'ed to be the ONLY Company-grade Signal officer who was not fired nor relieved of duty during my time. All of the other Company-grade CESOs in the IDF were fired or relieved.

Later, the 1/26 became the 4/16th and we also changed Bn Cmds. It was a distinct honor to be a "Blue Devil" and a member of that proud unit with a strong heritage.
I still wear the "Blue Devil's" DUI on my uniform.

I got promoted while there; and my oldest child was born at Klinik Am Eichort in the south of the town instead of at Bad Cannestadt.

I think, however, I was REALLY assigned there to be the community's Scoutmaster and Explorer Advisor. Gerp got on the VII Corps' map in a positive way while I was there. It helped that the Bn Cdr at that time, the "Bassomatic" (then LTC George Basso) was not only a strong supporter of community stuff, but his son was a member of my Troop.

I have a lot of fond memories at Cooke Barracks. It was my first duty assignment as a leader of Soldiers -- and while I had my disagreements with "Frantic Frank" who wanted to "rule the universe!" We lived in Faundau with another 4/16th couple, the Chemical Officer, Tim and his wife --

My wife and I divorced a couple of years after my return to the States but we still stay in touch and talk about old, good times in Germany and the many places we traveled to over the weekends. I would like to take my daughter -- now a 1LT in the Army -- to what's left of old Cooke Barracks and to the hospital where she was born. I've been back several times and took some video and photos...some of it still there while others, well...we do have memories, right?

I would love to catch up with the NCOs and Soldiers of the Commo Platoon, HHC 4/16 who remembered their green behind the ears boss who held the "dummy button" for two hours before an NCO told him to stop! I would love to catch up with those who were a member of the Scout Troop or Explorer Post there when I was there.

Prost!!


sp5 russell kelsey Email
08/31/14

What city are you located? ellijay, ga

What state are you located? georgia

Comments:
I was with the 144th from 69 -71 co.a


Bob Holderness Email
08/25/14

What city are you located? Folsom

What state are you located? CA

Comments:
Haven't returned to the site in many years. Looks really good. Good job David! Glad to hear you found your Bud from long ago. Keep it up, if you can.
Bob Holderness, formerly CPT, JAGC (at Cooke Barracks from January 1970-Febuary 1972).


Reed Fred Pehrson Email
08/22/14

What city are you located? Sandy

What state are you located? Utah

Comments:
Served at Cooke Barracks from May 1966 to November 17,1967. I was in the 504th Admin Co and worked at PSD.
It was a beautiful setting nestled up against the woods. Geoppingen was also very beautiful and Ma Weigle's Gasthaus had wonderful food. Ma was always so kind to us G.I.'s. Have great memories of that time in Germany. Would love hear from anyone who served during that time, especially my roomies! SP5 Pehrson


Charlene Brazelton Email
08/17/14

What city are you located? Seattle

What state are you located? Washington

Comments:
I lived here from 1973 to 1978


Ken Johnson Email
08/14/14

What city are you located? Topeka

What state are you located? Kansas

Comments:
I spent 6 years in the AVN Det. (1985-1991) and remember them as some of the best times of my life so far. I met some great people both German and American if anyone knows of Petra Hallesy or her sister Anrea I would enjoy knowing how they are doing.


Richard Martinez Email
08/11/14

What city are you located? Fresno

What state are you located? California

Comments:
Wow, yes, good times at Cooke Barracks. Charlie 4/16 and very proud to have served 89-92! Shut the post down actually, after many friends pcs'd out. Anyone from that time would be welcomed as friends, feel free to contact.

Peace all.

SuperMex


Robert Goudreault Email
08/11/14

What city are you located? West Palm Beach

What state are you located? Florida

Comments:
Stationed there 1977-1979 1/26th alpha 1st infantry


Rudy Noll 
08/10/14

What city are you located? Tampa

What state are you located? Florida

Comments:
I served with the 144th Signal Battalion from September 1967 to May 1969. I enjoyed my time at Cooke Barracks. We spent a lot of time in Goeppingen, as it was inexpensive to eat out, as the DM - Dollar exchange rate was over 4 for most of my tour. Spent a lot of time out in the field, as the 144th Signal Battalion supported both the 4th Armored Division headquarters and all of its brigades.

Good memories and a good start to my young career as a Signal Officer.


Gene Becker Email
08/10/14

What city are you located? Stuttgart

What state are you located? Baden-Wurtemberg

Comments:
Visited today based on a few stories my Uncle Ed Sokasits told me about his time at Cooke years back. Of particular interest was the helicopter accident as I'm a USAF helo pilot. Visited the Church with the bent cross and the memorial. Must have been a very sad day for all. A beautiful town. The barracks is now a fully developed industrial center but several buildings remain.


David McNeight Email
08/09/14

What city are you located? Fredonia

What state are you located? New York

Comments:
I was a member of the Recon Platoon CSC 1/26 in the mid-seventies. Had many great friends and good times while stationed there.


Michael Carriveau Email
08/09/14

What city are you located? Lewisville

What state are you located? Texas

Comments:
Wie Gehtes Inen! Hallo to all my Goep freinds & soldiers! Proudly served with HHC 299 Spt BN 10/87-02/91...16S10-Stinger Missile Gunner. Say Hello if you knew me. Also, anyone know of Sgt. Elizabeth Peavey, Cook? Haven't heard from her in years.


Douglas. Moffitt (vittles) Email
08/03/14

What city are you located? Krum

What state are you located? Tx

Comments:
Was stationed in the 573rd from 79-81. Worked in the motorpool. Lots of good times and memories


Richard (Randy) Hill Email
07/31/14

What city are you located? Houston

What state are you located? Texas

Comments:
Was with Charlie 4/16. Deployed with them to Desert Shield and Storm. Rotated to Wurzburg after returning. Retired out of Ft. Hood in 2002.


Marvin Hillyard MC Email
07/31/14

What city are you located? Phoenix

What state are you located? Arizona

Comments:
served at cooke barracks from 1967-1971


Mark Mathosian Email
07/25/14

What city are you located? Advance

What state are you located? North Carolina

Comments:
I was in the 4th Armored Division attached to Headquarters and Headquarters company in 1970. I was a cook assigned to the Officer's Club. From 1970-71 I lived in a room on the second floor of the club and worked with a German Chef along with other cooks assigned to the Club. It was great.


Thomas Wolford Email
07/22/14

What city are you located? Orlando Fl area

What state are you located? Florida

Comments:
I was stationed here wit 48th Trans form 1970 to 1971.


Jim Corcoran Email
07/22/14

What city are you located? Brentwood

What state are you located? TN

Comments:
I recently found some old photos, especially two group shots of the PA section of 504 Admin/PSD as it was comprised c. Aug/Sept, 1966. If aynone has any interest in this, I"ll figure out a way to post them, and maybe a few others.


Darell Meader Email
07/22/14

What city are you located? Fort Wright

What state are you located? Commonwealth of Kentucky

Comments:
I am looking for photographs and data on Pell range Cooke barracks Germany.

I ran Pell range and the small bore range in 1965-1964

Is it still in use?

Thank You,


David Avegalio Email
07/22/14

What city are you located? Sacramento

What state are you located? California

Comments:
I was with CSC 1-26 Inf. Cooke barracks wow! Blue Spaders. 1979-1981.


Tomas Montero Email
07/21/14

What city are you located? Miami

What state are you located? Florida

Comments:
Stationed in Cooke Barracks from 1979-1982.


Harry Gunn Email
07/14/14

What city are you located? Springfield

What state are you located? Illinois

Comments:
Served with the 404th MP unit from 70 - 72. Loved the travel, food and speed of the autobahns! Let me here from former MP's during this period of time.


Baki Allen Email
07/10/14

What city are you located? Los Angelas

What state are you located? CA

Comments:
Served from 1983 -1985 1st Bn 16th inf B Co, E Co, and finally HHC. Every Friday and Saturday night at the Dream and every two weeks out in the field lol. Good memories


Roy M Cupples CPA Email
07/09/14

What city are you located? New Milford

What state are you located? New Jersey

Comments:
I was at Cooke Barracks from 1981 to 1983 with the Blue Spaders, 1-26th infantry. (THE BIG RED ONE).

It wasn't easy in the infantry, summer and winter trainings at Grafenwoher and Hohenfels, and 3 month long stays at various border camps.

With respect I acknowledge the service of all who had a stay at Cooke Barracks.


Joseph Pena Email
07/06/14

What city are you located? Fayetteville

What state are you located? Noeth Carolina

Comments:
I was stationed in Cooke barracks from 1979-1983 I enjoyed my stay enjoyed the country and the surrounding countries.Hope to visit again some day


Charles Peck Email
07/01/14

What city are you located? Gainesville

What state are you located? Florida

Comments:
4th QM 1961/63


Patricia WHITE/GRAY Email
06/30/14

What city are you located? Jacksonville

What state are you located? Illinois

Comments:
STATIONED AT COOKE BARRACKS 18th AG attached to 573rd S&S
1978-1979 worked upstairs from motor pool in Supply and Property Book loved Germany met and married Reginal Gray a BlueSpader when he was sent to Ft.Hood 1980


Mark Petruzzelli Email
06/26/14

What city are you located? Jerome

What state are you located? Idaho

Comments:
1st Infantry Division, D Company, 1985-1987


G. Robertson Email
06/21/14

What city are you located? Harrisburg

What state are you located? VA

Comments:
Does anyone remember a Sp4 Russell Neely? He was stationed at Cooke Barracks around 1981-1983. Some nights he worked at the library in the old rec building. Last month, he died in Michigan.


David A. Wright Email
06/06/14

What city are you located? Rossville

What state are you located? Tenn.

Comments:
Loved it now that i look back.


Marcus Horton Email
06/06/14

What city are you located? Maryville

What state are you located? TN

Comments:
Served in 504th Admin Company from Oct.1965-June 1968.

Anybody remember 2nd Lt. Branstrom?


Kevin Phillips Email
06/03/14

What city are you located? Dallas

What state are you located? TX

Comments:
1983 - 1986 HHC 1st IDF


Hugo Schattschneider Email
06/02/14

What city are you located? Wildomar

What state are you located? California

Comments:
I served at Cooke from June 1972 until January 1973. 1st. AG Admin Company,1st IDF, worked as the AG's clerk, in the PSD building, PERMACAP was on the same floor. Wish I could go back and do it again, but a little less stoned this time.


R T Riser Email
05/31/14

What city are you located? Lakeport

What state are you located? Florida

Comments:
I was at Cooke 1970/71 as an air frame welder 68G30. 48th Trans. I now have been diagnosed with postrate cancer and am trying to connect it to exposure to agent Orange. Having a hard time proving this. Where did the aircraft we worked on come from and how did they get there? Any one know?


Henry Clark Email
05/27/14

What city are you located? Palatka

What state are you located? Florida

Comments:
was at Gurp. in C co. Then moved to Ansbach. worked under SGT. Duke in BSM. HHD Co. Jan 1970/May 1972'


Michael Landstreet  Email
05/24/14

What city are you located? Centreville

What state are you located? Virginia

Comments:
I was stationed at Cooke Barracks from 1980-1981 and assigned to the 1st Infantry Division Forward, MP Platoon. I really enjoyed being stationed there even though I was initially upset leaving my assignment with the 293rd MP Company at Fort Meade, Maryland.

Both the soldiers and German people in the region were really friendly and I will never forget them.


Chris(Big Mac)McCormack Email
05/24/14

What city are you located? Lynnville

What state are you located? Tennessee

Comments:
I was at Cooke 82/83.csc 1/26.good times best i recall.I have to say that is the coldest i ever been.Hands and feet still feel it.Going back on vacation before long.Any army buds find this hit me up.


Marion Crockett Email
05/22/14

What city are you located? Muskogee

What state are you located? Ok

Comments:
Served in the 504 Admin Co as a finance clerk from January 68 to June 69. Would love to hear from anyone from that time.


Jack Goble Email
05/16/14

What city are you located? Loudon

What state are you located? Tennessee

Comments:
station at cooke barracks from 1961 thru. 1963


Mark Lee Isham Email
05/16/14

What city are you located? San Diego, CA

What state are you located? CA

Comments:
Served with CSC, 1/26th Infantry from August 1974 to January 1977 4.2 inch mortar platoon. Enjoyed my time in Germany. Made friends with fellow service members and German civilians as well. Treated very well by German people. Battalion Commander was LTC George Joulwan. Company Commander was CPT John A. Brown III. Miss it very much. Had a nice dream that I returned their with the U.S. Army.


Roy Tonning  Email
05/14/14

What city are you located? Jacksonville

What state are you located? Florida

Comments:
Was there '67-68 when hq 4th armor div. trying to locate Doug Keithly who was there same time


Nathaneil Perry Email
05/13/14

What city are you located? Upper Marlboro

What state are you located? Maryland

Comments:
I just have to say when I got to planet Gerp I did not know what to expect. It was great the first days I arrived. I found out the meaning of the Planet.I was winter damn too cold, but after I found out about the discos there it was the best. Disco life. I was in Bravo CO. 4/16 from 86 to 89. My best 3 years of my life meet alot of great men in my unit.


Martin Raitzsch Email
05/11/14

What city are you located? St. Louis

What state are you located? Missouri

Comments:
I try to find Cpt. Hirsch, served at Dispensary Goeppingen 1962. Any idea how to find him?


M.W. "Mike" Menser 
05/09/14

What city are you located? Sandy

What state are you located? Utah

Comments:
Served proudly with 1/26 Infantry 1974-1977. Commanded AlphaGators
with First Sergeant Lee Rodriguez.


morris carmena Email
05/06/14

What city are you located? clinton

What state are you located? louisiana

Comments:
I was station at Cooke Barracks from 10/20/82 until 04/09/84. I'm looking to hear from two good friends a Sgt. K. Ricks and Sgt G. Young. And a very close friend a R. Steward. I would love to hear from these three or some one in their family.


Linda Harold Email
05/03/14

What city are you located? Dinwiddie

What state are you located? Va

Comments:
Stationed at Planet Gerp from Dec 77 thru Sep 79.18th AG Co., Computer Operator.
Married Jeff Harold from 573S&S, still married after all of this time.
Remember funtimes and have fond memories of Planet Gerp.......
Found some familiar names would have like to have seen more.....


Dwain Barnette Email
05/03/14

What city are you located? Blackwater

What state are you located? Virginia

Comments:
I was there from Dec. 16, 1982 - Jan. something, 1984. Does anyone have a good and pleasant memory of me? Just one?


Ronald White Email
05/02/14

What city are you located? East Wenatchee

What state are you located? Washington

Comments:
Stationed at Cooke Barracks between April 1965 until October 1966. I was attached to the 404 MP's but worked in the Payroll/Personnel unit and quartered in the 504 Admin Bldg.

Worked after hours in the Ratskeller pub, and at the EM Club during most of my tour.


Michael Ardizone Email
04/29/14

What city are you located? Santa Clarita

What state are you located? Calif

Comments:
I was BN Scouts HHT-4/16th from 1988-1991. Scout Out!


Mitchell Cushing Email
04/26/14

What city are you located? Forest Hills

What state are you located? NY

Comments:
B 4/16th 1982-84


Michael J. Gallardo Email
04/20/14

What city are you located? Pueblo

What state are you located? Colorado

Comments:
I arived At CookeBarracks on January 1,1969 to April
13, 1971. My MOS 35M20 Avionics and Navigation repairman, my secondary MOS 35N20 Automatic Stabilization Equipment repairman. 48th Transportation Unit D Company. I don't remember Names, lot of the Guys came and went either discharged or to Viet Nam.
I did have lots of good times and lots of traveling in country and outside of Germany. I had an old 1960 VW
that got me just about anywhere, slow but it got me there. I gave it to one guys before I left.


Charles Kauffman 
04/19/14

What city are you located? Bethesda

What state are you located? MD

Comments:
Stationed at Cooke Barracks from Oct 1956 to December 1957 with Headquarters 8th Infantry Division. Married in Standesampt Goppingen June 1957. Arrived at time of Suez crisis and Hungarian revolution. Lived in Uhingen and on Hohenstaufen after wedding. Lived in NYC 1957-2000.


Charles Armitage Email
04/16/14

What city are you located? New orleans

What state are you located? Louisiana

Comments:
4/16th Inf / 88-90 Looking for old comrades!!


Daniel (Danny) R. Craig Email
04/15/14

What city are you located? St. Petersburg

What state are you located? Florida

Comments:
Assigned to AG Company, 299th Spt. Bn from Dec 1983-May 85. Chief, SIDPERS Section. Looking to communicate with anyone assigned there at that time and any of the nutcases assigned across the street at the Computer/Administration Section.


fred darretta Email
04/15/14

What city are you located? staten island

What state are you located? ny

Comments:
left Erlangen Germany in March 1970
haven't made contact with anyone since.
I was with the 404th Mp detachment,


Bob Lambert Email
04/09/14

What city are you located? Myrtle Beach, SC

What state are you located? SC

Comments:
Would like to correspond with anyone from 141st Signal, Company A, Cpt. Wilson. I was there from Feb. 1970 till move to Ansbach....whenever. RE: Gary Miles, John Rucker, Newstrom, Rios, Sgt.Clay, Sgt. Lee, Don Reich


Jennifer Gründel Email
04/08/14

What city are you located? Esslingen

What state are you located? Germany

Comments:
My name is Jennifer, I am looking for James (Jimmy) Anderson. He was 1984-1987 stationed in Göppingen in the Delta Company (Cooke Barracks). He lives in Long Iceland.


Vincent brown Email
04/07/14

What city are you located? Holyoke

What state are you located? ma

Comments:
With HQ co 4ad serving with assistant engineer office from nov64 to oct65


Melvyn Halfon Email
04/07/14

What city are you located? Jasper

What state are you located? Georgia

Comments:
I was assigned to the 504th Admin Co from January 1960 to
January 1964. Wonderful time, and great experience.


Raymond Latham Email
04/06/14

What city are you located? Pensacola

What state are you located? Florida

Comments:
I was at cook barracks in 1973 was a cook ther also worked at the golf course discharged first part of 74


Mike Harper 
04/05/14

What city are you located? Mascoutah

What state are you located? Illiniois

Comments:
I was stationed at Cooke Barracks from Jan 1976 thru Jan 1978, assigned to the 385th MP Bn. Had a great time, met a lot of good people and would like to hear from them.


david reiter Email
04/03/14

What city are you located? sharpsville

What state are you located? pennsylvania

Comments:
A co.1st bn 26th infantry. 1st infantry division.Served from Nov 1973 June 1977. Spec 4 armorer


Jerry Anderson Email
04/01/14

What city are you located? kannapolis

What state are you located? n.c.

Comments:
Medic '73-'76. HQ.


William Lightfoot Email
03/31/14

What city are you located? Tucson

What state are you located? Arizona

Comments:
Looking for friends that were there in 84'. Had alot of good times and would like to catch up with some old buddies...Bravo Company..4th/16th


woodrow mason Email
03/28/14

What city are you located? lyons

What state are you located? nebraska

Comments:
I was there from early 1964 to early 1967


Thomas Lamb Email
03/25/14

What city are you located? Boardman

What state are you located? Ohio

Comments:
I was stationed at Cooke Barracks from Sep 85- Sep 91 with Det1 101 MI Bn, 1IDF. Loved my time in Germany especially at Cooke Barracks and German family lives in Sussen just a few towns away. Take care of what's left!


lawrence depetrillo Email
03/22/14

What city are you located? cranston

What state are you located? rhode island

Comments:
i was there 1962/63 have lots of photos


Charleen Fornelli Email
03/21/14

What city are you located? Houston

What state are you located? Texas

Comments:
I truly enjoyed being in Goeppingen 88-92 299 th Support Battalion. Would love to get in touch with some friend's from back then.


Carol Martin Email
03/21/14

What city are you located? Campbell

What state are you located? Texas

Comments:
I was married to Terry Martin w/ 101st from 1974 to 1977. Frank Simmons was my husband's 1st Sergeant and his wife Ann was very close to my daughter "Wendy" she was just a baby and she called Ann her Oma! I also am looking for Bob and Chia. They lived in Hoenstoffen and we went to Paris together to visit Chia's grandmother who lived in Paris. Chris and Phoebe, Diane and Jim Browning and Gigi and her two sons...Marco and Patrick. Gigi was from Verona, Italy. I lived on the forth floor and Gigi lived on the first floor and would clean every morning the stairwell with bleach. She would get mad at her husband and throw plates at the wall with the pasta still on the plates. What wonderful memories. We were a close bunch. If any of you remember me...please get in touch. Carol Martin (Harrison) now.


Edward Sokasits Email
03/21/14

What city are you located? Sherman

What state are you located? CT

Comments:
Proud to have served in the 144th Signal Battalion from April 1959 thru Sep 1960 and loved my tour of duty there. I had the good fortune to go back and visit the base in 1976. I'm still in touch after 55 years with my buddy David Kumagai whom we spent most of our free time together. Does anybody remember a Sargent Bondini and Sargent Kulokoski from that time period?


Frank Canada Email
03/18/14

What city are you located? Bedford

What state are you located? Indiana

Comments:
Was Stationed at Cooke Barracks from Nov 1970 till my deros back to states in June 1971 Had served in vietnam 69-70 Was with 151st Signal Batt at Cooke Was a driver traveling to cities all over Germany


Karen Renee' Brown Email
03/18/14

What city are you located? Corsicana

What state are you located? Texas

Comments:
Looking for Gerhard and Patricia Reise, we all lived in the Glass house 1974-1978. I was there with my Helicopter Pilot husband and 2 little children. The Reise's were from Yugoslavia originally, but were in the US Army.


richard manuel 1st idf mp Email
03/14/14

What city are you located? killeen

What state are you located? tx

Comments:
miss planet goepand the people


Frank Vasquez 
03/13/14

What city are you located? Tampa

What state are you located? Florida

Comments:
Hello everyone. I am very proud to say that I to was stationed at Cooke from 80-84. I was in HHC 1ST INF. DIV. FWD signal platoon. I worked with some really great people. It was my first assignment overseas and I was a little nervous. That went away pretty fast and before I knew it I was having the best time of my life with my friends. I used to go to the
Taverne, Maikafer and The Life. Anyway it was great to find this sight and hopefully we may know eachother.


Charles uegel Email
03/12/14

What city are you located? Peoria

What state are you located? Illinois

Comments:
A Company 1/26 from January 1977- July 1979, a great time, and great friends I still remember. Left the Army to go 514 UDT Seal team for USN 1980-1984, then work for Navcom 1988-1990. Loved every minute of it. The time at Cooke barracks really prepared me. Thank God for America!


Mickey Moore Email
03/11/14

What city are you located? Plano

What state are you located? TX

Comments:
504th MI Detachment. 1961 to 1963. Great place to be stationed.


Roger Knight Email
03/08/14

What city are you located? Fontana

What state are you located? California

Comments:
I was assigned to A Co. 1/26 with the maintenance section and ran the VTR in 76 and 77. Best assignment I had in the service. I remember Charlies Inn and disco Scmizer, had many good times at both places. If anyone remembers me shoot me a email. I saw Jimmy Kitchens post and remember him. Too bad it's gone now.


Bryan Staples Email
03/07/14

What city are you located? Gettysburg

What state are you located? PA

Comments:
Assigned to D Med at Cooke. Great Times and good friends


John shukla Email
03/07/14

What city are you located? Tampa

What state are you located? Florida

Comments:
Spt Bn, Med Co. Ambulance Plt. Came in as E4 left as E6.
Stayed in the field. Liked being a soldier. Now retired.


Barry Brown Email
03/03/14

What city are you located? Vevay

What state are you located? Indiana

Comments:
Was in Co D 299th Support Bn., 1984 - 1986. Really enjoyed traveling in Germany, France, Britain and Italy. One dumb thing - Cooke Barracks was close to Switzerland, which I did bother to visit. Some of my ancestors came from the cantons Vaud and Neuchatel.


Fred Gruel Email
02/27/14

What city are you located? Bridgewater

What state are you located? New Jersey

Comments:
Was in 504th Admin Company, 1968-1970. Finance, Computation Team. Took a European Discharge. Traveled Europe spending the summer in Sitges, Spain.


brian mccoy Email
02/24/14

What city are you located? ludwigsburg

What state are you located? germany

Comments:
Just want to know where to find it


sean perry Email
02/21/14

What city are you located? reading

What state are you located? Pennsylvania

Comments:
1988 HHC 4/16 mechanic


Larry Sanders Email
02/19/14

What city are you located? Dexter

What state are you located? Missouri

Comments:
Assigned to 504th Admin April '63 - August '63, came from 24th Engineer Bn, Fuerth; Really enjoyed time at Cooke, can't remember the name of the little bar where I spent all my off time.


Vicki Harrison Email
02/18/14

What city are you located? hamilton

What state are you located? oh

Comments:
anyone remember performing "showboat" at a local german opera house. in the late 60's


richard mabuel Email
02/18/14

What city are you located? killeen

What state are you located? trexas

Comments:
had a great time stationrd at cooke barracks


Luis Caamano Email
02/17/14

What city are you located? New York City

What state are you located? New York

Comments:
I was in the 589th Signal Co detachment that was at Cooke Barracks supporting the post, in the TeleCom Center located in the 1st Infantry Division (Forward) headquarters basement. I was there from 1986-1988.


John Patterson Email
02/17/14

What city are you located? Livonia

What state are you located? Michigan

Comments:
Station at Cooke Barracks from January 1974 to June 1976. Assigned to 1st Admin Co, also known as 18th AG company. CO's were CPT Eddie L. White and CPT Burl D. Magee. 1SGT was Royal W. Barh and then there were others. Worked in ADPS Section after a short stint as company clerk. Section Leader was WO1 Justin Tomalunis and SSG Mike Back.

Just retired from 30 year career in federal law enforcement and residing in Livonia, MI.

Looking for others stations there at same time, with same company or section.


Philip Baker Email
02/16/14

What city are you located? Newton

What state are you located? NC

Comments:
HHC 1st IDF G-3, Oct. '73-Dec.'76.


Kevin Frazier Email
02/16/14

What city are you located? Pico Rivera

What state are you located? California

Comments:
I lived in Goeppingen from 1985 through 1989. My age was 13 through 17 years old. Spent half the 8th grade school year at the elementary/middle and moved on to the Stuttgart American High School from 9th grade to the very beginning of 11th grade. Me and the other kids took 1 of 2 busses early in the morning in Goeppingen across the commissary(I think)to go to the High school in Stuttgart. The kids called me Rambo. I had my ups and downs just like all the other kids. HAHAHA if you remember me.


Billy Call Email
02/13/14

What city are you located? Dallas

What state are you located? Ga.

Comments:
was assigned Aco. 4/16 Jan. 1989-Jun. 1991


Joe Combs Email
02/12/14

What city are you located? Savannah

What state are you located? Georgia

Comments:
87-89 HHC 1ST IDF

worked within the CMDSA and then the Signal PLT before pcsing back to FT Bragg in April 89.


Richard Warwas 
02/11/14

What city are you located? Edinburg

What state are you located? Texad

Comments:
Still searching for Audrey Hawley, she was the daughter of CSM HAWLEY. I was there from 10/79 to 9/81. Anyone know her whereabouts please contact me via email.


Bob Funk Email
02/10/14

What city are you located? Granbury

What state are you located? Texas

Comments:
Cooke Barracks. 1957-1959


David Romano Email
02/10/14

What city are you located? St George

What state are you located? Utah

Comments:
504th Admin Co March 67 to November 68. Worked in the computer & special orders units. Wife & I lived in the enlisted housing just south of the base. We had a 66 Mustang convertible, lots of fun traveling. Arrived as an E5 left as an E6.


William N Browder (Fat Freddie Email
02/09/14

What city are you located? King

What state are you located? North Carolina

Comments:
Was with the 573 S&S Co 1977/79 Jim Laro (Lobo) Jim Oroach ( sorry roomie l know l didn't spell your last name right) Earl J Smalley Peter Pounds Mike Jump ,Gambrell Sgt. Guy and Kay Cornwell were are you guys? Captain Jap sure wanted to put me in jail but l made it home


Mark Brockman Email
02/07/14

What city are you located? Clarksville

What state are you located? TN

Comments:
I worked in G-3 PLEX from 1986 -89.


Charles Fred Reaves Email
02/06/14

What city are you located? Gallatin

What state are you located? TN

Comments:
I'm from Alabama but i travel for work as a Boilermaker. I was stationed with co D 299th Support btn from 85-87.


Jerry Keyes Email
02/04/14

What city are you located? Livingston

What state are you located? NJ

Comments:
Combat Support 1/26. Blue Spader Aug 72-Jul 73
At Cooke during barracks renovation. German friend always tipped me off when an "alert" was going to be called. Always managed to slip off base ,First Sgt never could figure out how I knew to get out if town.


Jerry Hixson Email
02/03/14

What city are you located? Strawberry Plains

What state are you located? Tennessee

Comments:
I arrived as Cooke Barracks in Jan. l958 as a member of Detachment "H" 504th Aviation Co. 4th Armour Div.   I left in Dec. 1959 was a helicopter mechanic and section chief.


Dana Hamilton Email
02/01/14

What city are you located? Knoxville

What state are you located? Tennessee

Comments:
Aaaahhhh! Big Red 1 "Blue Spader" March 1973 - October 1974. Last of the draftees - - 1st 26th HHC:
Cooks:
Bob Behm, Bobby Brice, Carl Brown, Joe Frank Brown, Kurt Brummer,  O J Castillo, Charles Conger, Reid Ellis, Steve Gibson, Tim Grayson, Leo Hermans, Robert Loring, Ben Macklin, (?) McMillan, Gary Morse, Abel Nunez, Albert Packer, George Ripley, Charles Simmons, Roger Simms, Germund (John) Thompson, (?) Vierra,  (?) Wantiez, POP Hollingsworth, Pop Munson  
Sergeants:
                Harding, Futch, Cameron, Taylor, Jacobs, Davis, Gregory 


Bill Reed Email
01/31/14

What city are you located? Knoxville

What state are you located? TN

Comments:
I was at Cooke Barracks Jan 65-Feb 67 Co A 144th Patch Panel Operator Mainly played Basketball. Blessed


Benton Nelson Email
01/29/14

What city are you located? Indianapolis

What state are you located? IN

Comments:
I was hoping someone might be able to help me. My grandfather served in Germany from around December 1952 to May 1954. He was with the 28 Infantry division and was a cannoneer in Battery C of the 108th Field Artillery. His name was Roy Nelson and was from Stoughton WI. I am hoping someone can help me with where he would have been located in Germany. One of the places he had listed was Fussen Germany. Im not sure if he would have been station here at one point in his service or not. Would anyone happen to know the name of the Army base he could have been station at. Feel free to email me with any and all information you might know about this general area. I am doing some research on this part of Germany while he was in the service.


Alan stearns Email
01/28/14

What city are you located? Mesa

What state are you located? AZ

Comments:
Donna, i think Daryl Fuller was the company clerk of the 4th Armored Division HQ Company, to which I was assigned from Jan 67 thru May 69. I seem to recall that he had a German girlfriend. I did not know him well as he was there before me and left before me. His rank at departure was Spec5 or Sgt E5. I do not know where he was from or where he went. That is all I know; good luck


joe lopez Email
01/27/14

What city are you located? Paradise

What state are you located? California

Comments:
I was stationed there from 1964-1967 with the 48th Transportation Co. I had a great time and lucky for me a high school friend was also there and he was an MP which help me and a number of friends.


Bob Funk Email
01/26/14

What city are you located? Granbury

What state are you located? Texas

Comments:
Anyone out there? Bob Funk, Hq & Hq Co, 4th AD, 1957-1959, Security Platoon, Motor Sgt. My wife and I lived in Goppingenand and Eschenbach.


Tanja Meier Email
01/26/14

What city are you located? Meschede

What state are you located? Germany

Comments:
Hi,my name is Tanja.
I was born in Süddeutschland in 1973.A few weeks later I get adopted.
The name of my biological mother was Irene Schäufele. Reni...
She lived in Eislingen and worked as a babysitter at the Cooke Barracks in Göppingen. When I was born,she was 16 years old.
I'm searching for my biological father but it's so complicated.I don't know anything about him except that he was a GI and was in Vietnam before he met my Mom.
She gave me the name Manuela...
It's so sad but I even don't know his name...
I don't know where he was stationed at the time of my procreation.
I want nothing at all- all I want is to see him once in my life!
Is there anyone who can help me, please???
Does anyone know Mr.Leon Mackey?I know that my biological Mom was searching him a few years ago.Maybe he can help me?Or Mr.Robert Lee Richardson?
I'm so sad...Please help me. It's so important to me.


glenn willis Email
01/23/14

What city are you located? emory

What state are you located? tx

Comments:
Wanting to contact B.Co Spaders from 1981-1983


Dennis Wyman Email
01/21/14

What city are you located? Vassar

What state are you located? Michigan

Comments:
1972 to 1975 HHC 1st INF DIV FWD. Enjoyed my time there. Wish I had travelled more.


Craig Nelson Email
01/16/14

What city are you located? Santa Fe

What state are you located? New Mexico

Comments:
Is anyone out there from 64-67? I worked in family housing for the Sub District. We were right behind the MP station in that little house. Some of the best times of my life! Great beer and German food. I guess it is all gone now. That is Sad. My best to all, have a Happy New Year!


Jeff (Hoss) Jenkins Email
01/14/14

What city are you located? Harlan

What state are you located? Iowa

Comments:
I was stationed at Cooke Barracks 1982-1983. Aviation section, HDQTRs Company.


Robert Heriegel Email
01/12/14

What city are you located? Memphis

What state are you located? TN

Comments:
Was stationed here 1984 - 1986 Robert Tolbert roomate
staff sargent Marty Childress


Charles "Chuck" Lord Email
01/12/14

What city are you located? Springfield

What state are you located? Virginia

Comments:
I was a dependent of Major Lord. My memory is that he served on Cooke Barracks from June of 83 to May of 85, in the DMMC (not sure if that is right) but he was an ordance officer and dealt with logistics.

When we first arrived we lived on the fourth floor of the Stairwells on the row closest to the main gate. Sometime during our first year at Cooke Barracks we moved up to Ware Circle into 211 B.

I went to middle school in the housing area and then our last year there I went to Stuttgart American High School in Pattonville, roughly an hour away by bus.

Other kids my age who lived up on ware circle were; Steve Basso and his sister, Carl Querna (sp?), Jennifer and Melissa Baron, Rusty and John Wakelin.


Walter Hlewicki Email
01/12/14

What city are you located? Yonkers

What state are you located? New York

Comments:
Served with the 404th MP's from Oct 1963 to Jan 1965 Have a lot of great memories from my time at Cooke . would like to hear from anyone who was at the 404th during this time. Still in touch with some but have not touched base with others..


ASHORD HARPO HARTUNIAN Email
01/11/14

What city are you located? LOCKPORT

What state are you located? NEW YORK

Comments:
IVE BEEN E MAILING FOLKS BUT I GET NO REPLYS WAS IN B-CO. 1/26 75-78 STILL LOOKING FOR CRIAG "JOE" KYLE RICHARD :DICK FOR BRAINS" DOTSON JACK McCORS BROTHER BATES AND THE REST GIMMIE A SHOUT 716-433-1689 HART8017@AOL.COM


Michael L. Smith Email
01/11/14

What city are you located? Fresno

What state are you located? California

Comments:
Was stationed in Cooke Barracks 1985-1988 My first assignment was A-Company 299th Support Battalion then assigned to Personal Administration Center(PAC) with Sergeant First Class J. Hunt when he went to the 4th of 16th (PAC) I followed him as his Finance Sergeant also briefly was attached to 101st MI Unit and got to travel to the snow bowl where the A, Company 299th Support Company won the Germany flag football championship. Met some real good people coach the 4th 16th Basketball team Once again great times. Remember Captain Vincent Brooks who just took over Headquarters Company and Battalion Commanders Lieutenant Colonel William Edward Shirron until 1987 when John W. May Jr took command


Jon Trapani Email
01/11/14

What city are you located? Lake Havasu City

What state are you located? Arizona

Comments:
I was stationed at cooke barracks ie: Planet Gurp from '87-'90, I went by the nickname (Trap)for obvious reasons and had a blast while stationed in Germany, still to this day it has remained the best years of my life, met alot of really good friends who i have just recently reconnected after all these years which ended up leading me here to this page, and here i hope to find more old friends and even met some new friends as well.


Jim Lentini Email
01/09/14

What city are you located? Harrisburg

What state are you located? Pennsylvania

Comments:
I was in B Co from 1986-1990


JT Coleman Email
01/08/14

What city are you located? Enterprise

What state are you located? AL

Comments:
193rd Aviation Company 87-89.


Gerald Barrett Email
01/06/14

What city are you located? Jeddo

What state are you located? Michigan

Comments:
I was stationed at Cooke from July of 1960 until Sept of 63. I served with the 4th Qm. Bn. Worked as a driver at the Bn hq. Many good memories, some names I remember are Edwards, Riggenbach, Howard, Robinson, Meyers, Malfatto, Strelec, Col Ferral, Capt Taylor, Maj Gelsthorp , Sgt Maj Perkins, and many more. Good times with good people.


Carolan (Broom) Berkley Email
01/02/14

What city are you located? Wayne

What state are you located? PA

Comments:
I was a dependent living at Cooke Barracks from 1960 to 1963. My father, Charles Broom (deceased), was an officer and light fixed wing and helicopter pilot. I moved there when I was 10 and moved to Fort Benning when I was 13. Thank you for this site. I loved looking at the pictures of the housing. It was a wonderful place to grow up--woods and paths to Hohenstaufen just across the big field. A safe and warm place with many wonderful memories. When I last visited in 1981, I could not get onto the base, but our apartment was just before the MP gate.


Tom Roberts Email
01/01/14

What city are you located? Galveston

What state are you located? TX

Comments:
Happy New Years to all alumni of Cooke Barracks.
As a side note to all--make you get your physicals for the year. Some of you may know, the American Army Headquarters-USAREUR- has left the Heidelberg area for Wiesbaden-east of Frankfurt-and all the great facilities were turned over to the German government.

Tom Roberts
4th Armd Div, 504th Admin, PSD
66-68 SP5


John Bird Email
01/01/14

What city are you located? Watsontown

What state are you located? Pennsylvania

Comments:
Repost: My family and I were in Goep. from80-83, I was am MP and my ex-wife worked at the O club and Accouting. Had a great time while there, and ment great people.




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