Memories of Camp Cody Weblog

April 1, 2017

General Johnston, New Camp Cody Commander, Likes Look of Troops Here

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Tags: — Michael Kromeke @ 4:00 pm

Brigadier General John A. Johnston, newly appointed commander of the 34th division, at Camp Cody, Deming, New Mexico, left El Paso Monday afternoon, after spending a day with General Robert L. Howze here, who showed the visitor about fort Bliss. General Johnston expressed himself well pleased with the post and particularly with the fine type of men which composes the Second cavalry brigade.

The general was traveling alone, except for his valet, who has accompanied his from Boston. An aid will be appointed at Camp Cody.

General Johnston arrived in El Paso Friday afternoon and was net at the union depot by Lieutenant James Hodgson, aid to Brigadier General Robert L. Howze, and Mrs. Howze. The general went to district headquarters and later he was taken to Fort Bliss as the guest of General and Mrs. Howze. During his stay here the general was at the Paso del Norte hotel. In company with Lieutenant Hodgson, he made a trip around El Paso Saturday morning, also visiting the several camps and the Santa Fe international bridge. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Saturday, June 1, 1918

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