En route to Camp Cody at Deming, New Mexico, the second section of the Fifth Nebraska infantry arrived in El Paso Monday morning shortly after 11 o’clock. Headed by the band, many men from the companies of the section marched up San Francisco street from the union station, circled San Jacinto plaza and returned to the special which left shortly after noon.
The khaki clad boys from Nebraska sent scores of souvenir postal cards to the “folks back home.” They also made many purchases during their brief stay.
Colonel Is Court Reporter.
The second section of the Fifth is commanded by Col. H. J. Paul of St. Paul, Neb. Col. Paul is a court reporter and the city is named in honor of his father. The soldiers entrained Friday at Lincoln for Deming and those on the second section consisted of the band, company A, headquarters company and the supply company. The train consists of 38 cars on which is loaded all the wagons of the regiment and other equipment.
Among the men of the second section was F. Edgar McGee, of Lincoln, a newspaper writer on the Lincoln Star.
First Section Is Due
The first section, which has been passed en route by the second, was due to arrive here on its way to Deming this afternoon. This section is commanded by Major R. L. Casson. It consists of B company from Nebraska City, D company from Auburn, machine gun company from Omaha and G company from Hastings.
The First Iowa infantry, Col. J. E. Bartley commanding, is also due at the big camp tonight.
Full Regiment Is 2500
Including the men who came through Sunday, and the men who will arrive later this afternoon, and the two sections which arrived at noon the full number of about 2,500 Nebraska infantry will be settled at Camp Cody. Major E. E. Sterricker was in charge of the second and Major R. L. Crosson in the charge of the last section. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Monday, September 17, 1917