Cooke Barracks gates

Welcome to! Our Mission Statement: To unite friends and share memories with those who were part of U.S. Army Cooke Barracks near Goeppingen, Germany.

A recent poll confirmed what most of us thought: 79% of 242 respondents said their time at Cooke was either "great" or "the best"; 14% reported "good". Only 7% reported "not so good", or "not good". Clearly, Cooke Barracks was a magical place and, perhaps, that's why so many people visit was born October 2002 and is responsible for uniting many, many people separated years ago.

In support of our mission, please find within:

  • a guestbook roster for everyone to sign so others can search for you. With a little luck, a long-lost friend will find your entry and another reunion will be made. It actually happens here a lot. Even if you don't have a favorite memory to share, please sign the guestbook and include your unit and dates served. The guestbook is our only database for others to search for others. You must include your first name, last name and email address for your entry to post. Your email address is protected and hidden. This site substitutes your email address with a link so others can write you. Please, no advertising, e.g., visit such and such site, or links to other pages.

a personal note about the guestbook:

On May 12, 2012, after 10 years running this site and 41 years searching for my great friend and MP patrol partner,Tom Weis stumbled onto and another reunion was made. My search for Tom was the reason for the birth of this site. Here's proof the guestbook works. --david wisniewski, founder,

  • a message board for everyone to chat about those great times. Don't forget to sign the Guestbook, too. Please, no commercial advertising or "visit my site" links. Important update: the original message board returned to service 14Dec2013, after being removed from service in August.
  • a photo album; our jewel. The first page you'll see is a page of photos. Each photo represents an album containing lots of additional photos within its album. If you click on any photo within the album, you'll see the option to add a public comment to that photo. Your comments are "album frosting"!

    To add photo comments, you must sign up for a free Google account. Signing up takes about 30 seconds. Very simple. It will mean a great deal to me and everyone here if you will spend the 30 seconds to acquire your free Google account so you can add comments AND:

    Anyone with a free Google account has the ability to create their own photo album. This means they can contact me to share their album link and it will be added to for everyone to enjoy.
    Those links will be included at the bottom section of the page you are now viewing.

I received this email from Tim and thought it might be of interest to everyone:

Just wondered if your Cooke Barracks alumni and friends knew of a great Cold War novel that was set partially in and around Cooke Barracks and the Goeppingen area. Edward Hannibal's A TRACE OF RED fictionalized it as "Baker Barracks," but Hannibal was an MI officer there in the early 60s and includes much about the going up to Grafenwoehr TA too. The book was first published in 1982, but has just been reissued and can be found on Amazon at

Ed Hannibal's first novel, "Chocolate Days, Popsicle Weeks," was an award-winning bestseller back in 1970 and he wrote several other books too while working in the advertising business for over thirty years. Maybe you know all this, but thought I'd pass it along anyway. Great website, by the way. As for myself, I was in the old Army Security Agency which became INSCOM in the seventies. My own Cold War book is a memoir called SOLDIER BOY: AT PLAY IN THE ASA.

Once again, congrats on your site. Be well.  - Tim Bazzett, -

Your photo contributions will be greatly appreciated! Please contact me to obtain the email address to send photos for posting to the photo albums. If absolutely necessary, you can postal mail your photos to me and I'll scan them and upload them on your behalf (but it will be very much appreciated if you can try to arrange for a friend to scan your photos for you (so I don't become a biological appendage of my scanner). Please understand I'm trying to prevent this becoming a fulltime job (which it already is ;) Thank you!!

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I hope you enjoy!

David "Ski" Wisniewski, Founder,
(385th MP Bn, 9/70 - 3/71)
18699 Holly Road, Fiddletown, CA 95629

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