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November 24, 2010

Was WW1 Camp Cody Really in the Movies?

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Michael Kromeke @ 9:52 pm

Yes!  Here is a description of a War Movie entitled “Nebraska Under Fire” from Oct 1924

Documentary: The story of Nebraska troops in the World War… opens with the training of these troops at Camp Cody and at Camp Funston. It follows them aboard the transports, to their landing in France and England. They are shown at work in the Service of Supply and in the Rolampant training area. Following this, participation of these troops in battles around Chatteau Thierry, St. Mihiel, the Meuse Argonne are given.

Following the close of the Meuse Argonne battle and the Armistice Day, movements of the Nebraska troops into Germany with the Army of Occupation are depicted. Also the final review held in Germany, and their embarkation for the U.S.A. – (Copyright records) United States Army – Training. World War 1, England, France, Germany, Camp Cody New Mexico and Camp Funston Nebraska.

I do not believe that any copies of the movie still exist. It would really be something to see if it did.

November 16, 2010

President Wilson Saves An Camp Cody Officer

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Michael Kromeke @ 10:40 am

Commutes Dismissal Sentence Imposed on Lieutenant William Graupmann

Washington – The War Department announced today that President Wilson had commuted the sentence of dismissal recommended by a court-martial at Camp Cody, Deming, New Mexico, in the case of First Lieutenant William Graupmann, 135th Infantry, charged with violation of the Ninety-Fifth Article of War. The sentence is reduced to confinement of the office to the limits of his regimental camp for three months and the forfeiture of $25 of his pay each month for the same period. The President directed that confinement in this case should not be construed as interfering with the performance of any duty on the part of the officer. The officer was accused of irregularity in making our an examination paper.

Copyright – The New York Times – March 20, 1918

November 11, 2010

Issues List of Dead In American Camps – April 27, 1918

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Michael Kromeke @ 8:31 pm

War Department Publishes Roster Which Covers the Week Ended April 19

Washington – For the first time since America entered the war the War Department today published a list of soldiers who died in the United States and its possessions. The list given out today covers the week ended April 19, but also includes names of soldiers who died in the United States and its possessions between March 8 and the week of April 19, which had not been previously reported to the War Department.

Camp Cody, New Mexico – Louis J. Klages and Ralph R. Rich

Copyright The New York Time – April 27, 1918

November 6, 2010

Work For Men, Skilled or Unskilled At Camp Cody

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Michael Kromeke @ 2:25 pm

Skilled and unskilled labor is needed at once for the building of the army storehouses, kitchens and mess halls at Camp Cody, Deming, New Mexico, according to a letter received by secretary George H. Clements, of the chamber of commerce, from acting construction quartermaster Capt. M. F. Sharp. He asked the chamber of commerce to furnish him a list of the scale of wages paid in El Paso to carpenters, blacksmiths, plumbers, glaziers, metal workers, plasterers, cement workers, painters, cement finishers, bricklayers, electricians, engineers and common laborers.  Friday  August 3, 1917 – “The Rio Grande Republic” newspaper – An Independent newspaper devoted to the interest of the people of the Rio Grande Valley – Las Cruces , New Mexico

November 5, 2010

Minnesota’s contribution to the World War

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Michael Kromeke @ 3:28 pm

Share In The War — Minnesota’s contribution to the World War was 99,116 soldiers or 2.64 per cent of the United States Army. The Minnesota soldiers of the national guard formed a part of the 34th Division at Camp Cody, New Mexico, and those of the national army part of the 88th Division at Fort Dodge, Iowa. The summary of casualties among the Minnesota members of the American Expeditionary Force was as follows: deceased, 80 officers, 2088 men; prisoners, 10 officers, 91 men; wounded, 105 officers, 4979 men. – THE CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA – Volume 17

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