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April 24, 2017

Captain M. E. Cassidy Appointed Morale Officer at Camp Cody, Deming

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Tags: — Michael Kromeke @ 12:52 am

Captain M. E. Cassidy, of Bisbee, Arizona, who has been assistant camp adjutant, has been appointed camp morale officer and it will be his duty to see that everything is 100 percent efficient, so far as clean and wholesome entertainments and sports and general conduct of all the troops are concerned. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Monday, November 11, 1918

April 18, 2017

Captain George Munteanu Acting Assistant Chief of Staff at Camp Cody

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Tags: — Michael Kromeke @ 3:03 pm

Captain George Munteanu, who has been acting chief of staff, has been appointed acting assistant chief of staff.

The polite young soldier who says: “I’ll see if the chief of staff is busy,” is private Howard Dell, who knows how to do things right. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Monday, November 11, 1918

April 8, 2017

General Resche Discharged; Returns Home From Camp Cody

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Tags: — Michael Kromeke @ 8:27 pm

Duluth Commander of 68th Brigade at Camp Cody, Back to Civil Life.

Brigadier General F. E. Reshce, commander of the 68th infantry brigade here, has been honorably discharged and he has been honorably discharged and he has left for his home in Duluth, Minnesota, to return to civil life. He has been in command of the 68th brigade ever since it was formed under the new army reorganization plan six months ago. The brigade is composed of the 135th infantry (1st Minnesota Infantry). 136th infantry (2nd Minnesota Infantry), and the 127th machine gun battalion, known as the South Dakota unit.

According to information gathered in El Paso, General Resche had served in the Minnesota national guard many years with distinction rising to a brigadier general. He is prominent in civil affairs in Duluth, his home city, and was once police chief there. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Saturday, April 6, 1918

April 1, 2017

General Johnston, New Camp Cody Commander, Likes Look of Troops Here

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Tags: — Michael Kromeke @ 4:00 pm

Brigadier General John A. Johnston, newly appointed commander of the 34th division, at Camp Cody, Deming, New Mexico, left El Paso Monday afternoon, after spending a day with General Robert L. Howze here, who showed the visitor about fort Bliss. General Johnston expressed himself well pleased with the post and particularly with the fine type of men which composes the Second cavalry brigade.

The general was traveling alone, except for his valet, who has accompanied his from Boston. An aid will be appointed at Camp Cody.

General Johnston arrived in El Paso Friday afternoon and was net at the union depot by Lieutenant James Hodgson, aid to Brigadier General Robert L. Howze, and Mrs. Howze. The general went to district headquarters and later he was taken to Fort Bliss as the guest of General and Mrs. Howze. During his stay here the general was at the Paso del Norte hotel. In company with Lieutenant Hodgson, he made a trip around El Paso Saturday morning, also visiting the several camps and the Santa Fe international bridge. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Saturday, June 1, 1918

March 25, 2017

General Johnston is Settled in 68th Brigade Quarters at Camp Cody

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Tags: — Michael Kromeke @ 5:10 pm

Brigadier General John A. Johnston, the new commander of the 68th infantry brigade here, who recently arrived from his former command of the department of the northeast, got located on Wednesday in his permanent quarters with his command. He has had the brigade headquarters thoroughly improved for his office and quarters and a very nearby building is the office of the brigade adjutant, Major Arthur M. Nelson.

While his quarters were being remodeled, General Johnston has been the quest of Brigadier General F. G. Mauldin, commander of the division, and at the Park hotel in Deming. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Friday, June 14, 1918

March 18, 2017

General Johnston Has Notable Career In Army

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Tags: — Michael Kromeke @ 3:53 pm

New Commander At Camp Cody Will Visit Gen Howze, Old Friend

According to information received at military headquarters, in the Mills building, Brigadier General John A. Johnston, the newly appointed commander of Camp Cody, will spend several days in this city while en route to Deming, New Mexico, to assume command of the post.

General Johnston is a personal friend of Brigadier General Robert L. Howze and will be the quest of the district commander while he is here.

General Johnston has had a noteworthy career in the army. He graduated from the United States military academy with the class of 1879, was appointed second lieutenant of cavalry, saw service in the Indian campaigns in the west along the frontier and later was ordered to the adjutant general’s department, where he organized the system of records and returns which was an immense improvement over those used previously.

Because of his valuable services, he was promoted to the grade of brigadier general in 1902. After this, he resigned in order to take care of extensive business interests which demanded this personal attention. At the outbreak of the present war he offered his services to the president and was promptly recalled, being appointed a brigadier general, national army. He was ordered to command the northeastern department last September and has been on duty in Boston up to the time of his present assignment to Camp Cody. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Thursday, May 30, 1918

March 11, 2017

General Johnston Commands 34th Division At Camp Cody

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Tags: — Michael Kromeke @ 3:24 pm

Brigadier General John A. Johnston, who came from Boston, Massachusetts, where he commanded the northeastern department of the army, to take command of the 68th infantry (Minnesota) brigade at Camp Cody, Deming, New Mexico, has been given the command of the 34th division, in place of Brigadier General Frank G. Mauldin, coast artillery, who has commanded the 59th field artillery brigade at Camp Cody and the division, since General A. P. Blocksom went to Honolulu, Hawaii.

General Johnston was here a day to visit Brigadier General Robert L. Howze, and old friend, while en route to Camp Cody. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Wednesday, July 3, 1918

March 4, 2017

General Mauldin Is Reported Improving

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Tags: — Michael Kromeke @ 3:32 pm

Brigadier General Frank G. Mauldin, commander of the Fifty-ninth artillery brigade, who was the commander of the Thirty-fourth division in Deming while Major General A. P. Blocksom was absent for several months, writes to the brigade adjutant, Major Oakes, that he is improving rapidly in health at the Army hospital at Hot Springs, Arkansas, where he went recently for medical treatment. His illness was not considered of a serious nature, but was due to overwork and too close confinement at his desk during the reorganization of the Thirty-fourth division at Camp Cody to conform to the Pershing plan. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – January 7, 1918

February 19, 2017

1500 Camp Cody Troops Start Back to Minnesota

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Tags: — Michael Kromeke @ 5:21 am

About 1,500 former Minnesota soldiers left today for their homes in the north. As fast as transportation can be provided troops are being moved. The personnel, Captain W. B. Hankla, commanding, is working a tremendous force day and night, preparing “clearance” cards as the boys call them.

The base hospital and remount depot are the only ones not “excited.” The quartermaster corps is preparing to close out. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Friday, December 6, 1918

February 13, 2017

Col. Cullen Praises High Spirit at Camp Cody

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Tags: — Michael Kromeke @ 7:45 pm

Col. Dorsey Cullen, commander of the banqueting soldiers, spoke in eloquent term of the esprit de corps of those in his command and gave the men an excellent “bill of character.”

“Your record is on file in Washington,” said the colonel, “and when it is marked ‘excellent’ it is a good entrance into any position in civil life. In fact, I have been told by several large corporation that army soldier in my command who presented such a record, was sure of getting employment.”

Lieut. Dickinson, military police commander, presided as master of ceremonies.

“Stunts” and entertainment by Teal’s “U. S. Border Girls” lasted until nearly midnight. There was a fast boxing match and a good wrestling card. Music was furnished by the Red Cross orchestra and a jazz piano player from the base hospital. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Friday, December 6, 1918

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