Bodies of Lt. Fernand Herbert and Jegon Jegou members of the French military mission at Camp Cody who drowned near Silver City last Friday night were shipped for burial in Arlington National Cemetery on Wednesday after the most impressive services ever held at any funeral for a military man here Led by the band of the 133rd infantry, the bodies were escorted from the Mahoney undertaking parlor where they had been prepared for burial, to the Church of the Holy Family, where requiem mass was held by Father Martin, assisted by Father J. M. Carnet and Chaplain Halloran of the 126th M. G. battalion. Mrs. Helen Carney Roost acted as organist and Private Chauncey Parsons sang a solo. After the services at the church the cortege formed for march to the station, with a guard of honor of the mounted troop from headquarters in the lead and the members of the officer’s training school at Camp Cody.
The members of the French military mission here followed the caskets, and representatives from every organization in camp were in the procession. All of the officers of the division who were not on duty attended the funeral to show their respect to their dead French comrades and the British officers were also given a place of honor in the procession. J. A. Mahoney, president of the Chamber of Commerce, and Mayor R. F. Hamilton marched with the officers, At the station, brief addresses were delivered by Brig. Gen. John A. Johnston, commander at Camp Cody, and by Major Thenier, the ranking officer of the French military mission in the southern district, who came from San Antonio Fez., to attend the funeral! of his officers. Major Thenier thanked the people of Deming and the officers and men of the 34th division for their sympathy and assistance in the tragedy,
The caskets, which Were of metal. were covered with the Tricolor and the Stars and Stripes, and rested on hi army truck for their journey to train station, where they were placed near the car, El Jaramillo, which will carry the dead French heroes to their resting place in, the cemetery with the other honored American dead where they will lie until after the war in which they had fought so long and bravely has been won for civilization.
An escort of four commissioned officers and sixteen non-commissioned officers accompanied the remains to Arlington. These are: Capt. F. W. S. Raiter, 136th ambulance corps; Capt. J. W. Lauterbach, Co. 1, 136th infantry; Lieut. Olaf B. Damm, Co. C, 136th Infantry Lt. Theo. W. Metlong and bravely has been won for civilization.
An escort of four commissioned officers and sixteen non-commissioned officers accompanied the remains to Arlington. These are: Capt. F. W. S. Raiter, 136th ambulance corps; Capt J. W. Lauterbach, Co. I, 136th infantry; Lieut. Olaf B. Damm, Co. C, 136th infantry; Lieut. Theo. W. Metcalf, Co. P 134th infantry, and the following non-coms: 1st Sgts. Henry Helgeson, Wm. A. Pohlman. David W. Shook, Wm. A. Quast, Paul M. Barton. W. C. Stevens, N. H. Harstad, G. 11. Larson; Sgts. S. C. Williams, W. A. Ritter, C. J. Rierson, F. J. Ehresman. Wm. B. KuIp, 0. C. Williams, B. E. Cook, and Corporal Claude H. Lee. Sgt. Julian Guernier, a French non-commissioned officer, also accompanied the bodies east. – From Deming Headlight – August 2, 1918