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September 24, 2016

Few Fatalities Expected From “Flu” at Camp Cody

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Tags: — Michael Kromeke @ 5:42 pm

The death at Camp Cody of one soldier and two civilian employes is reported. Owing to very careful medical safeguards and rigid quarantine few fatalities are expected. New Cases are not very numerous. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Monday, October 14, 1918

Lt. Col. John Reddy, New Division Surgeon at Camp Cody

Lieut. Col. John J. Reddy, of the army medical school and division officers’ war college, Washington, is now division surgeon, acting camp surgeon and chief sanitary officer. Lieut. Col. John J. Reddy was with General Pershing in Mexico and wears a Philippine service badge. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Monday, October 14, 1918

September 17, 2016

Few Cases of Influenza At Camp Cody; None Dangerous

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Tags: — Michael Kromeke @ 3:19 pm

Cases of Spanish influenza are few in Camp Cody and no patient is considered even dangerous today. Strictest measures are being enforced to stamp it out entirely and with all speed. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Wednesday, October 9, 1918

Farewell Celebration Given 622d Signal Corps

The Y.M.C.A joined the Knights of Columbus in a fitting farewell celebration in the Knights of Columbus hall yesterday afternoon in honor of the 622d field signal corps, Major Wm. Crook commanding. Chaplain Father Dunlop was master of ceremonies. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Thursday, December 5, 1918

Detachment From Camp Cody is sent to Guard Munitions

A detachment of 290 men left Camp Cody last night bound for Fort Wingate, New Mexico, to guard munitions being sent there from the east. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Thursday, December 5, 1918

September 12, 2016

Expects Order to Start Camp Cody Sewer System Soon

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Tags: — Michael Kromeke @ 12:28 am

Mr Sherman, engineer, from the engineering branch, construction division, quartermaster department, has just been here looking over plans for the sewer system for Camp Cody.

The system includes a 1,500,00 gallon septic tank on the bank of the Mimbres river at the north end of First street, northeast of the camp. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Friday, May 31, 1918

September 3, 2016

Expect Boost At Camp Cody in New Construction

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Tags: — Michael Kromeke @ 9:17 pm

W. D. Ballantine, traveling account of the construction division of the quartermaster’s corps, from Washington, D. C., left here Saturday, after inspecting the accounting department of the construction quartermaster here. It was said that Mr. Ballantine expects to be back in Washington next week. It is thought that his return may speed up construction work here in Deming, which is now almost at a standstill because no orders and plans ans specifications have come fro further work. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Monday, April 29, 1918


Camp Cody – Deming, NM – Panel 4 of 6

August 28, 2016

Camp Cody Enlisted Men Who Desire May Remain In Service

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Tags: — Michael Kromeke @ 4:41 pm

Brig. General James R. Lindsay, commander of Camp Cody has been advised that all suitable enlisted men eligible for discharge who express a desire to remain in service permanently will be permitted to select the branch of service in which they desire to serve and will be assigned or attached in their present grades to the nearest appropriate unit of the eighth to 20th divisions, or to the nearest appropriate unit of the regular army in the United States not in said divisions, until such time as their reenlistment has been authorized by congress, provided that in case of men desiring to remain in the cavalry, their names shall be reported to the commanding general, southern department for assignment. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Friday, December 13, 1918

August 21, 2016

Camp Cody Engineers to Train Week On The River

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Tags: — Michael Kromeke @ 2:18 am

Detachment of 109th Regiment Marching Over From Camp Cody

Advices received from the head quarters of the detached battalion of the 109th engineers, on the march from Camp Cody, Deming, to Camp Courchesne, just northwest of El Paso, on the Rio Grande, said that the detachment marched 12 miles Monday, 19 miles Tuesday, 14 miles on Wednesday,  Saturday night camp will be made at the Montoya bridge and Sunday morning the short march to Camp Courchesne will be made, and there the battalion will go into permanent camp for one week, after which the return march to Camp Cody will start.

Battalion is coming for engineer training on the river. The detachment consist of one company of the first and two companies of the second battalion and portions of the headquarters company and medical detachment, all of the 109th engineers, and most of the 109th engineer train of the 34th division. Lieut. Col. P. F. Walker, 109th engineers, is in command. The detachment consists of 575 officers and men. The train comprises 32 vehicles. The total number of horses and mules is 161. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Friday, March 29, 1918

August 13, 2016

Eight Are Sentenced For Selling Liquor To Soldiers at Camp Cody

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Tags: — Michael Kromeke @ 2:33 pm

Eight bootleggers were sentenced today by federal judge Colin Neblett from to to 12 months, with a promise of even more severe sentences if convicted a second time. All eight were charged with smuggling intoxicants within the forbidden zone at Camp Cody. Judge Neblett was severe in denouncing those who it was shown, had sold “White Mule,” or denatured alcohol. “Any man who would sell such vile poison to one of Uncle Sam’s boys in khaki is a greater enemy to the nation than the German in the Belgian trenches,” he declared.

Judge Neblett instructed the United States attorney to gather the necessary evidence to bring to court the druggists who may have aided the bootleggers in procuring the liquor and said the court would not leave anything undone to stamp out bootlegging around encampments in New Mexico. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Saturday, January 26, 1918

August 7, 2016

Division Headquarters Building at Camp Cody Now Center of Activities

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Tags: — Michael Kromeke @ 4:14 am

Division headquarters building at Camp Cody has commenced to assume the appearance of a center of all activities of camp as the result of road construction. Roadways now radiate from the building, as a common center,  to the four points of the compass. The roads are built of gravel. Stones have been piled in the parking space, to indicate the spaces in which cars can stand while awaiting persons within the building. Prisoners from division stockade, on fatigue duty, have been working for several days leveling the earth around the headquarters building, digging out bushes, etc. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Wednesday, March 27, 1916


Camp Cody – Deming, NM – Panel 3 of 6

July 30, 2016

Division Exchange Theater Will Open doors on Wednesday

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Tags: — Michael Kromeke @ 2:41 pm

The opening of the new Division, Exchange theater will open its doors formally to the public next Wednesday evening with a performance of the Camp Cody Minstrel troupe, which made such a bit while playing at the Broadway theater. It is believed that the minstrel troupe will play to a capacity house.

Starting with the following week a regular schedule of entertainments will begin to be continued during the time the division is here. There will be at least two dances each week, two massed band concerts and either a theatrical or moving picture program. The dates of the dances and band concerts have not been announced, but the movie or theatrical performance will be held on Wednesday nights.

The dances will be for the enlisted men and all are invited to attend. Unless it becomes apparent that the patronage will be to heavy for all enlisted men to be asked, these dances will be open to any enlisted man in the camp. However, should the patronage prove too heavy the dances will be run by sections. The space between the stage and the benches in the stadium is being prepared for the dancing floor. It will be oiled heavily to prevent the boards warping. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Saturday, April 13, 1918

July 23, 2016

Camp Cody Division Boys Ready For Fray

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Tags: — Michael Kromeke @ 2:57 pm

“We’re ready for the fray.” declared Lieut. Carrig. 134th infantry, in discussing with The Herald correspondent today the possible outcome of the game to be played on Sunday afternoon between the Cubs and the picked team representing the 34th division. Lieut. Carrig, who has been coaching the soldier team, won letters in both football and baseball at college. He will probably appear in the lineup on Sunday.

“The team has made rapid progress and strides during the pass week” stated Lieut. Carrig. We all feel confident that the game will be hotly contested from beginning to end”. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Saturday, April 6, 1918

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