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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

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