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October 29, 2016

French Officers on Way to Training Camp Cody

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Tags: — Michael Kromeke @ 4:17 pm

W. A Greiard, of the French mission, and Edward Lyman Bill, of Paris, both members of the French armies arrived in El Paso Friday night and registered at Hotel Paso del Norte. It was said that Grelard is en route to Camp Cody to give instruction in artillery to soldiers and officers there, while Mr. Bill proceeds to unknown points in California. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Saturday, February 9, 1918

October 22, 2016

French Grenade Man Comes to Camp Cody

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Tags: — Michael Kromeke @ 4:38 pm

Lieut. Jean Jagou, of the French army, with two and a half years’ service at the front in his country, is the latest arrival here of the French officers to instruct the soldiers of this camp. His specialty is grenades. He comes from Fort Sill, Oklahoma, where he has been for the past four months as an instructor. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – January 26-27, 1918

October 15, 2016

Fourth Officers’ Training School Opened at Camp Cody

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

Some 500 Aspiring Candidates for Commissions Are in Attendance

The fourth officers’ training school opened in Camp Cody yesterday morning with about 500 aspiring candidates for commissions, drawn from the organizations stationed here, in attendance. After being received at the school by Lieutenant Colonel George W. Ball, the commanding officer, and Captain Walter A. Meyers, the adjutant, the students were divided into the training organizations in which they will drill through the strenuous weeks which must elapse between now and their graduation.

The work of “getting ready to start” occupied most of yesterday and the real work of the school will not begin until today. The students, while assembled, were given a short talk by Colonel Ball on the course and the value of concentration upon their studies.

Not only the student officers, but the instructors as well are as fine a body of men as could be found anywhere, Colonel Ball and his officers have a right to fell proud of the personnel gathered under their command for the duration of the course of instruction. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Thursday, May 16, 1918

October 8, 2016

F. J. Halsey Division Chief Clerk at Camp Cody

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Tags: — Michael Kromeke @ 7:30 pm

F. J. Halsey has arrived here and is now chief clerk in the office of the division adjutant, Major H. M. Nelly, taking the place made vacant by the transfer of W. U. Houser, who left on Monday for his new post at Fort Sam Houston, Texas. Mr. Halsey came from El Paso. He had been chief clerk in the 15th cavalry division until it was disbanded on May 12 last. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Wednesday, July 3, 1918

October 1, 2016

Fine Buildings for Camp Cody

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Tags: — Michael Kromeke @ 4:23 pm

The two new buildings to be built in Camp Cody are each to be 80 by 40 foot frame structures, one in the section of the camp where the engineers, sanitary and ammunition trains were quartered, and the other for the accommodation of one of the infantry brigades.

The “aviation” style of building has been adopted for these halls. The plans for these buildings have been approved, are in the hands of the committee, consisting of J. A. Mahoney and J. T. Kealy, of Deming, and Mr. Fox said work would probably be commenced on them within a week. These will make three Knights of Columbus buildings in Camp Cody. The general secretary is Leroy F. Murphy. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Monday, November 11, 1918

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Camp Cody – Deming, NM – Panel 5 of 6

 

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