to CookeBarracks.com! Our
Mission Statement: To unite friends and share
memories with those who were part of U.S.
Army Cooke Barracks near Goeppingen, Germany.
A recent poll confirmed
what most of us
thought: 79% of 242 respondents said
their time at Cooke was either "great"
or "the best"; 14% reported "good".
Only 7% reported "not so good", or "not
good". Clearly, Cooke Barracks was a magical
place and, perhaps, that's why so many people visit
was born October 2002 and is responsible for
uniting many, many people separated years
In support of our mission, please find within:
a guestbook roster for everyone to sign so others can search for you. With
a little luck, a long-lost friend will find your entry
and another reunion will be made. It
actually happens here a lot. For example, after 10 years running this site and 41 years searching for my friend and MP patrol partner, Tom Weis stumbled onto CookeBarracks.com and another reunion was made.
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 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.
album; our jewel. The first page you'll see contains photosrepresenting a photo album.
click on any photo within the album, you'll
see the option to add a public comment to that
photo. Your comments are "album
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...
Anyone with a free Google account can create their own photo album. This means they can contact me to share their album link and it will be added to CookeBarracks.com for everyone to enjoy (see links at bottom of page).
Alternatively, you can email photos to me for posting to the photo albums (address near bottom of this page). If absolutely necessary, you can
also 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). Your help will prevent this becoming a fulltime job (which it already is ).
guestbooks for years 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
Infantry Farewell Awards and Deactivation videos
Infantry Sep-Dec90 videos
Barracks Jun90 videos
Barracks Deactivation 1991 videos
- Guy Moore, 404th MP
Weigle will be forever missed.
- Cafe Weigle update.
Videos of "after Cooke Barracks" courtesy of
Ralf Stumpf, a Goeppingen resident and friend.
- Photos of the US Army helicopter crash while
assisting in the construction of the church steeple
in Goeppingen. Photos courtesy of Markus Sick and input
from Frank Tapparo. Here's a link with recent photos.
article provided to CookeBarracks.com by Benjamin Kauer with
permission of the publisher, NWZ Newspaper Goeppingen.
of Cooke Barracks scanned directly from a piece
of literature, courtesy of Jim Kelley, circa 1959-60.
- A War Novel set around Cooke Barracks
of the 404th MP Company, courtesy of Jim
Infantry Christmas Party videos, 15Dec90
- 1979-83, 1/26th Photo Albums #1 and #2 from Kent Stalker.
- 1982-85 Photo Album from Bill Burns
- Photo Album from Kenneth Gray
- Video circa 1961 from William Macko
- Photo Album from Tony Conrad
- 404th MP Co. photo (1957-59) from Peter Comito
- Links to other websites of interest.
I hope you enjoy!
"Ski" Wisniewski, Founder, CookeBarracks.com
(385th MP Bn, 9/70 - 3/71)
19931 Scratch Ranch Road, Fiddletown, CA 95629