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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'):

"First-name Last-name" +cookebarracks.com

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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2,109 Entries

What city are you located? Mason City

What state are you located? iowa

looking for friends from 1986-19888

Tony Conrad Email

What city are you located? Baton Rouge

What state are you located? Louisiana

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

What city are you located? camden

What state are you located? new york

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

What city are you located? Michigan City,I

What state are you located? Indiana

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

What city are you located? Ponca City

What state are you located? Oklahoma

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

What city are you located? Merlin

What state are you located? OR

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

What city are you located? Talladega

What state are you located? Alabama

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

What city are you located? Newnan

What state are you located? Ga

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

Paul Wagenbreth Email

What city are you located? Urbana

What state are you located? Illinois

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

What city are you located? Fort Wayne

What state are you located? Indiana

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.
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