Memories of Camp Cody Weblog

January 31, 2009

Camp Cody-WW1 Army Training-Deming, NM 1917-1918

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Michael Kromeke @ 5:26 pm

The World War One U.S. Army training camp in Deming, New Mexico was named after the famous buffalo hunter, William F. Cody (Buffalo Bill). The Camp was active from July 1916 until the end of December 1918. More then 30,000 soldier were stationed at Camp Cody.

This site is for anyone who wants to share the story of a friend or relative who served at Camp Cody. Leaving ‘Comments” will allow you to communicate with others who are interested this WW1 Army Training Camp.

January 26, 2009

Division Review at Camp Cody – Jan 25, 1918

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Michael Kromeke @ 5:47 pm

The 34th Division at Camp Cody was on review at the polo grounds back in January of 1918. The review was held in honor of Governor J. A. A. Burnquist from Minnesota who was visiting Camp Cody and the town of Deming, New Mexico. The soldiers had been practicing for weeks and their formations were better than ever.

Brig. Gen. H. A. Allen was in command of the troops during the review. He and his staff led the review then took their positions at the reviewing point. Brig. Gen. F. E. Resche of the 68th Brigade also joined the reviewing party after his group passed in review. Major Philpot of the 125th M.G. Bn. was the first organization to pass the reviewing point.

January 23, 2009

Fire Reported At Camp Cody – Jan 11, 1917

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Michael Kromeke @ 9:15 pm

A fire broke out at the 134 th Infantry during a strong wind and dust storm on this day over 91 years ago. The camp’s soldiers were able to extinguish the fire before the Deming Fire Department arrived. Another fire broke out in town at the home of W. DeCrocker on South Gold Avenue. The flames quickly spread over all the back yard in the windstorm and took over one half hour to get under control.

The “Cody Theatre” in downtown Deming was showing “When Dreams Come True” which boasted the “Youngest, Danciest, Dressiest and Prettiest Chorus in America.”

January 18, 2009

Boxing Planned for Camp Cody back in 1918

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Michael Kromeke @ 5:39 pm

This week 90 years ago, entry blanks for a series of brigade boxing tournaments were sent out among the men of Camp Cody’s 34th Division. The men will be divided into various classes sanctioned by boxing rules. There will be “Feather-Weights, Light-Weights and Welter-weights.”

Also announced were entry plans for division basketball teams. Class of teams will be composed of players under 135 pounds and another class of player over 135 pounds. Lieutenant Thomas Swendesen was appointed assistant division athletic officer. Thomas was responsible for the success of the 135th Infantry boxing team.

January 9, 2009

“Camp Cody Blues” a Fox Trot

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Michael Kromeke @ 5:57 pm

The Deming Headlight Newspaper reported on this week in 1918 that Harry Baisdell of Minneapolis, Minnesota, composed the “Camp Cody Blues”. This is a fox trot composed for the soldiers at Camp Cody and has met with large sales. Harry Baisdell was a well know composer in the middle west of the United States.

January 5, 2009

Camp Cody-WW1 Army Training-Deming, NM 1917-1918

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Michael Kromeke @ 5:13 pm

The World War One U.S. Army training camp in Deming, New Mexico was named after the famous buffalo hunter, William F. Cody (Buffalo Bill). The Camp was active from July 1916 until the end of December 1918. More then 30,000 soldier were stationed at Camp Cody.

This site is for anyone who wants to share the story of a friend or relative who served at Camp Cody. Leaving ‘Comments” will allow you to communicate with others who are interested this WW1 Army Training Camp.

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