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July 30, 2017

Three Soldiers Die at Base Hospital, Camp Cody

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Tags: — Michael Kromeke @ 4:18 am

Deaths reported at the base hospital Tuesday night were:

Pvt. Raoul B. Laiche, company L. 133rd infantry (First Iowa), pneumonia. His father E. J. Laiche, lives at Morganza, Louisianan.

Pvt. Marion J. McDearmon, field hospital 134th (First Iowa), mastoiditis. His father. Frank J. McDearmon, lives at Sterling, Illinois.

Pvt. Harry Webber, company F. 136th infantry, (Second Minnesota), pneumonia. His mother, Mrs. C. J. Webber, resides at Blue Earth, Minnesota – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Wednesday, January 23, 1918


July 22, 2017

Invites Ideas From Camp Cody Troops of Value to Army Service

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Tags: — Michael Kromeke @ 4:22 pm

In his weekly bulletin No. 10, Major H. M. Nelly, 34th division adjutant, calls attention to men in the army who may think they have ideas valuable to the service as how they may get those ideas or information before the proper military recognition. The adjutant says: “Members of the service having new ideas or information which they believe of value to the service in general may forward through military channels to the adjutant general of the army for submission to the general staff a brief outline of their ideas or the publication desired. If the ideas or information are desirable for publication, every facility will be given for perfecting the same and for presenting them to the service. Proper military recognition will be give to the individual concerned. The division commander will consider any proposed publication of the nature described above with a view to forwarding it to the war department, if it be deemed advisable.” – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Wednesday, January 23, 1918


109th Company  C Engineering at Camp Cody

July 17, 2017

Hostess House at Camp Cody Burns

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Tags: — Michael Kromeke @ 3:21 pm

Y.W.C.A. Cottage is Destroyed, Only Veranda Being Left

At 8:20 o’clock Sunday morning, when a strong east wind was blowing, fire broke out in the northwest corner of the Y.W.C.A. hostess house on Pine street, totally destroying the building. All that is left is the big veranda on the east side.

Miss J. M. Beattie, the director; Miss Elizabeth Brown, business director, and Mrs. Miller, in charge of the kitchen, do not know how the fire started. They said it seemed to come from beneath the floor.

The Deming fire department responded, but saving a dry frame building in such a wind was impossible. Soldiers from the camp and vicinity saved practically all the personal property. Miss Brown said that the building cost about $5,000 and was insured by the New York office of the organization. Nothing is known about rebuilding. Mayor R. F. Hamilton, of Deming, stated that the fire limits having been extended no frame building could be put up on the present site. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Monday, July 1, 1918


Y.W.C.A. Hostess House

July 9, 2017

Horses in Wild Dash for Liberty Brought Back to Camp Cody Corrals

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Tags: — Michael Kromeke @ 2:32 pm

A round-up which included in its scope many miles of the country surrounding Deming and Camp Cody, took place Sunday when a mounted force from the remount depot went out to gather up approximately 150 head of horses that had made a wild dash for liberty early Sunday morning. Most of the animals have been found and returned to the remount depot, it was reported yesterday.

Shortly after making their escape the horses scattered into small bands and a number of them escaped from the camp limits, going in all directions. Others were stopped inside the camp and returned to the remount. One band of 25 or 30 animals, coming out of the camp at the main entrance, ran down Pine Street to Silver, and turned out Silver heading straight south.

The round up party, which passed through Deming about noon, created a good deal of curiosity, as many people thought it was a troop of cavalry and wondered to what outfit it belonged. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Tuesday, May 14, 1918


The Reveille! – Camp Cody Newspaper – July 1918

July 1, 2017

Horse Kills Camp Cody Soldier

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Tags: — Michael Kromeke @ 3:16 pm

The base hospital reports the death on July 29 of Pvt. Jas. Woods, of company B, 109th military police. The cause of death was having sustained crushing injury to the abdomen by having been knocked down and stepped upon by a horse. The address of the father of the deceased is B. Woods, 3108 Mercy Street, Omaha, Nebraska. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Wednesday, July 31, 1918


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