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September 30, 2017

Laddies in Camp Cody Fire Department Are Drilled “Smoke Eaters”

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Tags: — Michael Kromeke @ 5:08 pm

The non-commissioned officers who form the fire department at Camp Cody are no tyros at the game, all of them having been “smoke eaters” before they enlisted as soldiers of Uncle Sam. Sergeant First Class W. T. Baining, who is the ranking non-commissioned officer, was a fireman at Lorain, Ohio, before becoming a soldier. Sergeant W. E. Hayward was a member of a volunteer fire department at Agawam, Mass. Sergeant John A. Kyle was a fire laddy at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, before he became an army man.

The little fire truck is waiting to answer its first call, ready for the test. The early morning fire Monday, when a box car was partially consumed on a side track near Camp Cody, was not a camp call and the soldier manned apparatus did not respond. That from Deming responded and soon had the blaze extinguished. The fire was in a caboose which was gutted and the top partially burned away. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Wednesday, May 22, 1918


September 23, 2017

Laboratory Students to Aid Sick at Camp Cody

Filed under: Uncategorized — Michael Kromeke @ 4:28 pm

E. J. Heine and R. H. G. Grote, soldier students from the Yale army laboratory school of Yale university, have arrived at the base hospital to assist in laboratory work for soldiers from overseas. Others will follow in a few days. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Saturday, December 28, 1918


September 16, 2017

Kearny Surgeon Reaches Camp Cody On Inspection Trip

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Tags: — Michael Kromeke @ 2:27 pm

Lieutenant Colonel Fred W. Palmer, commanding the base hospital at Camp Kearny, California, arrived in Camp Cody Sunday, being the guest of Lieutenant Colonel Jacob N. Coffin, division surgeon. He is engaged in making a tour of inspection of the various base hospitals in the southern departments, in order to observe the methods in use as well as to consult the heads of each base hospital. Upon his return to Kearny he intends to adopt the best features, or such of them as may be applied to the California institution.

This inspection is in line with the policy of the surgeon general’s office to promote better understanding between the various units of the medical and sanitary corps, and to standardize the methods, while always seeking for improvement.

Before coming here, Colonel Palmer toured the camps at San Antonio and Houston, Texas. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Tuesday, May 14, 1918


World War One – Camp Cody Hospital – Deming, New Mexico

September 10, 2017

K.C. Hall Gives Free Show of Camp Cody Pictures This Week

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Tags: — Michael Kromeke @ 4:28 pm

The Knights of Columbus hall here has its moving picture machine in full operation and will begin its regulars series of free “movies” Wednesday night. Thereafter moving pictures will be shown on Monday, Wednesday and Friday nights. Only high class pictures will be shown. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Monday, May 27, 1918


Knights Of Columbus Building – Camp Cody

September 2, 2017

15 Camp Cody Men are Sent Daily to the Munition Plants

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Tags: — Michael Kromeke @ 2:34 pm

S. J. Smith, U. S. labor employment agent, is sending an average of 15 men a day from the labor division of Camp Cody, to Nashville, Tenn., as laborers in the munition plants and to Fort Bayard, New Mexico, where a large amount of work is being done in buildings and waterworks. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Friday, November 8, 1918


Soldiers at Camp Cody, Deming, New Mexico

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