Cook, Rickey, SP 4

Infantry (Enlisted)
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Current Service Status
USA Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Specialist 4
Current/Last Service Branch
Current/Last Primary MOS
Current/Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1980-1981, 11B10, 1st Battalion, 52nd Infantry Regiment/A Company
Previously Held MOS
12B10-Combat Engineer
Service Years
1979 - 1985
Foreign Language(s)
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Cold War Certificate

Specialist 4

One Service Stripe

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord

 Unofficial Badges 

Army Honorable Discharge (1984-Present) Cold War Medal Cold War Veteran

 Military Association Memberships
Army Together We Served1st Armored Division Association9th Infantry Division (Octofoil)
  2016, Army Together We Served [Verified]
  2017, 1st Armored Division Association - Assoc. Page
  2017, 9th Infantry Division (Octofoil)

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
Over-the-road truck driver
Other Comments:
Professional Driver 2 million safe miles 15 year consecutive safe driving presidential award and three Customer Service Awards
 Countries Deployed To or Visited

 Remembrance Profiles -  46 Soldiers Remembered
  • Adolph, Daniel, SGT, (1981-1986)
  • Ballinger, Jim, SP 4, (1980-1985)
  • Blair, David, SSG, (1980-1997)
  • Burris, Joe, MSgt, (1978-2000)
  • Burris, Thomas, TSgt, (1976-1994)
  • Burt, Bill, SPC, (1984-1987)
  • Byrd, Robert Ray, CPL, (1952-1960)
  • Carsey, Joan, TSgt, (1973-1983)
  • Charles, Argyle, SP 4, (1965-1967)
  • Charles, Arvle, SP 4, (1964-1968)
  • Charlton, Marty, PO1, (1977-1997)
  • Collie, Clifford, SSG, (1975-1985)
  • Cook, Andrew, Sgt, (1939-1948)
  • Cook, Andrew, Sgt, (1939-1948)
  • Cook, Benjamin, PO2, (1994-2000)
  • Cook, Eddie Lee, MCPO, (1975-1996)
  • Cook, Edwin, SPC 3C, (1955-1958)
  • Cook, Lowell, TSgt, (1961-1969)
  • Cook, Peter, SGT, (1943-1958)
  • Cook, Walter, SGT, (1960-1967)

 Tributes from Members  
To all my fellow soldiers5 posted by IN Cook, Rickey, SP 4 207
 Photo Album   (More...

 Ribbon Bar

Expert Infantryman
Parachutist (Basic)Air Assault Badge

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
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  1979, 15th Battalion, 4th Training Brigade (Fort Knox, KY), A/416
  1980, 1st Battalion, 1st Training Brigade (Fort Benning, GA), C/28
 Unit Assignments
1st Battalion, 52nd Infantry Regiment1st Armored Division3rd Battalion, 39th Infantry Regiment9th Infantry Division
Air Assault School216th Engineer Battalion216th Engineer Battalion
  1979-1980, 11B10, 15th Battalion, 4th Training Brigade (Cadre) Fort Knox, KY
  1980-1981, 11B10, 1st Battalion, 52nd Infantry Regiment/A Company
  1980-1981, 11B10, 1st Armored Division
  1982-1982, 11B10, 3rd Battalion, 39th Infantry Regiment/C Company
  1982-1982, 11B10, 9th Infantry Division
  1982-1982, 11B10, Air Assault School
  1982-1982, 11B10, Basic Airborne Course (BAC)
  1982-1985, 12B10, 216th Engineer Battalion
  1982-1985, 12B10, 216th Engineer Battalion/B Company
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1980-1980 Training Exercise - Reforger '80
  1980-1981 Hohenfels Training Area (HTA)
  1980-1981 Grafenwoehr Training Area (GTA)
  1980-1981 Hammelburg Training Area (HTA)2
  1980-1981 Wildflecken Training Area (WTA)
  1981-1981 Training Exercise - Reforger '81
  1982-1982 Yakima Training Area
 Reflections on Service
Please describe who or what influenced your decision to join the Army?
Whether you were in the service for several years or as a career, please describe the direction or path you took. What was your reason for leaving?
Of all your duty stations or assignments, which one do you have fondest memories of and why? Which one was your least favorite?
From your entire service, including combat, describe the personal memories which have impacted you most?
What achievement(s) are you most proud of from your military career? If you received any medals, awards, formal presentations or qualification badges for significant achievement or valor, please describe how these were earned.
Of all the medals, awards, formal presentations and qualification badges you received, or any other memorabilia, please describe those which are the most meaningful to you and why?
Which individual(s) from your time in the military stand out as having the most positive impact on you and why?
Please recount the names of friends you served with, at which location, and what you remember most about them. Indicate those you are already in touch with and those you would like to make contact with.
Can you recount a particular incident from your service which may or may not have been funny at the time, but still makes you laugh?
What profession did you follow after your military service and what are you doing now? If you are currently serving, what is your present occupational specialty?
What military associations are you a member of, if any? What specific benefits do you derive from your memberships?
In what ways has serving in the military influenced the way you have approached your life and your career? What do you miss most about your time in the service?
Based on your own experiences, what advice would you give to those who have recently joined the Army?
In what ways has helped you remember your military service and the friends you served with.
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Nov 16, 2016, Professional driving career at Schneider3
  Dec 01, 2016, General Photos
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