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May 25, 2009

Camp Cody Newspaper Editor Resigns – May 10, 1918

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Michael Kromeke @ 1:42 am

The local Deming newspaper today reported that the editor of the official paper of Camp Cody for the past seven month has resigned.  Major Arthur M. Nelson has resigned in order to devote more time to his military duties.

Major Nelson has won the respect of the local press for his fair spirit in speaking out about Camp Cody and the local town of Deming, New Mexico.  He is a old hand at the newspaper game and the camp newspaper “The Reveille” will miss him.

May 14, 2009

General Blocksom Leaves Camp Cody – May 10, 1918

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Michael Kromeke @ 8:21 pm


Major General A. P. Blocksom left for his new Command of the Hawaiian department 91 years ago this month. The General had been in command of Camp Cody since its formation. Fellow officers paid their respects and wished the General success in his new post. General Blocksom was given a farewell luncheon at the officer’s mess hall served by the Harvey House.
Camp Cody’s new commander will be Major General William H. Johnson from Camp Travis in San Antonio, Texas. The post will be temporally filled by Brigadier General Frank Mauldin until his arrival. The people of Deming have a genuine feeling of regret at General Blocksom leaving. The General worked hard to keep the civilian populations and Camp Cody soldiers in amicable situation.

May 5, 2009

Camp Cody History of Pvt. Joseph C. Malloy

Filed under: Announcement, Camp Cody Deming, Soldier's Story — Michael Kromeke @ 8:12 pm

Joseph C. Malloy was born February 2, 1899 in Sioux City to Joseph James Malloy (Sioux City fireman) and Charlotte “Lottie” Sheeley Malloy. The Malloy’s also had two daughters, Gladys & Lucille. Joseph began working for Armour & Co. when he was about fifteen years old and continued to work there his entire career. He was a master mechanic and retired from the Kansas City plant in about 1961 or 62. At his retirement, he oversaw all the mechanical and refrigeration for the plant. Through the years he, his wife, Elsie, and three daughters, Jeane, Marianne and Joan, Barbara’s mother, lived in Chicago, Sioux City, Mason City and Oklahoma City. Joseph died on December 21, 1974 in his Kansas City home. There were nine grandchildren. 

Pvt Joseph Malloy at Camp Cody, NM

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