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. 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 whom I didn't know for sure even existed, nor was I sure of his last name (because of amnesia from an auto accident at Cooke): Tom Weis stumbled onto CookeBarracks.com 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, cookebarracks.com
- 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:
- After 10 years, the decision has been made to move the old message board to a new platform; a platform familiar to more people - Google Groups. I realize "change" can be irritating but I hope you'll help me move this transfer process along as smoothly as possible.
- My intent is to keep the old message board viewable and, hopefully, the next post for any topic can be simply started on the new platform. As with any new idea, I'm sure "kinks" will pop up. On the other hand, everyone I've come in contact with through this site has been a pleasure to meet and I think you will help make this transition a pleasant change.
- I invite you to visit the old message board with the idea of continuing the Topic on the new
- CookeBarracks.com Group.
- 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.
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 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 CookeBarracks.com for everyone to enjoy. Those links will be included at the bottom section of the page you are now viewing.
|I want to share a very special "thank you" to those listed below for their generous monetary donation supporting CookeBarracks.com. I can't thank you enough! Peter Comito,
Frank Tapparo, Kent Stalker,
8web Internet Solutions,
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 http://www.amazon.com/A-Trace-Red-Edward-Hannibal/dp/1475981848/ref=cm_cr-mr-title
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, RatholeBooks.com -
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!!
guestbooks for years 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
- MP Reunion 2013
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 that occurred 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.
of the 404th MP Company, courtesy of Jim
MP 2nd Annual Reunion
MP 3rd Annual Reunion
MP 3rd Annual Reunion photos posted in Album #7
MP 4th Annual Reunion
MP 5th Annual Reunion
MP 6th Annual Reunion
Infantry Christmas Party videos, 15Dec90
- Links to other websites of interest.
- 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
- Photo Album from Tony Conrad
- Peter Comito shares his 404th MP Co. photo (1957-59), see Album #12
I hope you enjoy!
"Ski" Wisniewski, Founder, CookeBarracks.com
(385th MP Bn, 9/70 - 3/71)
18699 Holly Road, Fiddletown, CA 95629
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