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May 27, 2017

Camp Cody Gunners On Hike

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Tags: — Michael Kromeke @ 3:53 pm

The three machine gun battalions stationed in Camp Cody, the 125th, 126th and 127th, together with the machine gun companies of the regiments stationed in the camp, took a 15 mile hike Monday, under command of Major Philpot. The day passed uneventfully, all organizations returning to camp late in the afternoon. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Wednesday, April 10, 1918

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Bakery Company No 40_- Camp Cody, Deming, New Mexico

 

May 20, 2017

Governors Protest at Breaking Up Camp Cody Units

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Tags: — Michael Kromeke @ 2:49 pm

Secretary of war, Baker, has asked General Peyton March, chief of staff, to comply, if possible with the request of the governors of Iowa, Nebraska and Minnesota who yesterday asked that their state troops at Camp Cody, Deming, New Mexico, be sent to France only as individual units so their identity might not be lost. The governors said they were informed 5000 troops were about to leave camp as replacements. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Thursday, May 30, 1918

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May 13, 2017

Government Report Give Camp Cody Ribbon as Healthy Camp

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Tags: — Michael Kromeke @ 2:38 pm

Camp Cody is far from being the unhealthy place some of tits knockers would have the world believe. Government statistics tell another story. It is one of the most healthy camps in the entire country.

With the week of April 19, the war department at Washington began publishing a “casualty” list for the training camps of the country, including each of the places where troops are stationed, aside from the 32 recognized cantonments.

Camp dodge, Iowa, led the list with 31 deaths for the week. The names of the men were enumerated. Camp Cody had but two deaths in the same period. Camp Sherman had 17 deaths; Camp Travis, Texas 14; Camp Taylor, Kentucky, 13 deaths.

Camp Dodge, in other words, in one week went far toward the total reached by the highest month in the history of Camp Cody. That was December, when approximately 50 men died.

The average death rate for Camp Cody recently has been no more then three or four men a week, while the number of men in the hospital has been decreasing steadily according to reports in the office of the division surgeon, Colonel J. M. Coffin. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Friday, May 3, 1918

May 8, 2017

Good News for Deming and Camp Cody

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Tags: — Michael Kromeke @ 4:34 am

Announcement by the chief of staff, General Peyton March, that a new division is to be created at Deming is the best news that town has had since the camp was built up to receive the division which left there at the conclusion of its training period.

Since that division’s departure, there have been may rumors about what would be abandoned; another that it would be turned into a big camp for convalescents. The version that it would become a recuperative place for convalesce may have been based on the fact that the hospital facilities at the camp have been greatly enlarged recently.

The announcement that the 97th division is to be organized at Camp Cody disposes of these two rumors and it is more likely that the new division will be found to consist of healthy young men. There will be the business of examining them, equipping them and organizing them for training. Then Deming will be as busy as when the other division was in camp.

This statement by General March is one for which Deming was been waiting for some time and it means a great deal to the town. It also is on some importance to El Paso for many El Paso firms had valuable connections in Deming.

The fact that another division is to be formed and trained at Camp Cody makes it almost certain that the camp will continue in existence as long as the war last, and if there had been any intention of abandoning the camp, that action probably would have been taken after the departure of the first division. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Monday, September 9, 1918

May 1, 2017

Major Weaver is Appointed Camp Cody Executive Officer

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Tags: — Michael Kromeke @ 5:20 am

Major Carl C. Weaver has been appointed camp executive officer. The appointment came as a surprise to Major Weaver, who expressed his appreciation of the honor. His office adjoins division headquarters on the west. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Monday, November 11, 1918

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