Memories of Camp Cody Weblog

November 25, 2017

Lieutenant Colonel Sanderson, of Pennsylvania, Dies at Camp Cody

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Tags: — Michael Kromeke @ 4:35 pm

Lieutenant Colonel Mortimer Sanderson, head of the dental corps in the 34th Division, died Tuesday night as a result of blood poisoning, which originated in an abscess in one ear. He was 32 years of age and recently promoted from Lieutenant.

Lieutenant Colonel Sanderson is survived by his wife and three children. His father is coming from Pennsylvania, where the body will probably be shipped. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Wednesday, July 31, 1918

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November 20, 2017

Wants Drafted Camp Cody Men to have Sports Outfit

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Tags: — Michael Kromeke @ 5:03 am

Chaplain Kline Gets Busy With Governors for Goods for Men Coming.

Lieutenant H. H. Kline, chaplain of the 125th machine gun battalion and who has been detailed as chaplain of the “casual” camp here where the 7048 select draft men from New Mexico, Arizona, Texas and Colorado are to be whipped into shape my Major S. B. Philpot, commander of the same battalion, is losing not time in preparing for true sport among those men.

Lieutenant Kline is a live wire Salvation Army chaplain, and he has sent out to the governors of the states above named a letter asking for the draft men. His letter said:

“These men will need baseball outfits, they being assigned to 28 companies. This of course includes balls, masks, bases, pads, gloves, bats, etc.”

“They come with no company or athletic funds. As the officer responsible for their recreational activities, as well as their spiritual and mental welfare, I ask you, as the leader of your state, to obtain and send to me all the equipment along this line that you can. Don’t send any money: send the equipment and I will see that it is put to proper use.” – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Wednesday, May 22, 1918

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November 11, 2017

Camp Cody Lieutenant Wedding in Deming

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Tags: — Michael Kromeke @ 3:31 pm

Lieutenant C. E. Taylor, of the 109th field signal battalion, at Camp Cody, and Mrs. Margaret Shaw, of Deming, were married Tuesday. On there return Wednesday to Deming they found the officers of the signal battalion gathered at the station with a decorated auto ready to convey them to the Lieutenant’s quarters, where they found a make-believe wedding bell suspended on the door. The outside walls were decorated with old shoes and other appropriate suggestions of wedding bliss, while the inside walls bore all sorts of comforting mottoes and suggestions for the newly weds. The bride was born and reared in Deming, being the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. Roush, pioneers of that place. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Thursday, July 11, 1918

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Wedding at Camp Cody, Deming, New Mexico

November 4, 2017

Storm Stops Track Meet at Camp Cody

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Tags: — Michael Kromeke @ 2:29 pm

The 34th division athletic field and track meet, programmed to take place on the grounds at the division exchange theater Saturday afternoon, had to be postponed on account of a terrific sandstorm, which prevented anything like sport. The meet is set down for next Saturday afternoon, commencing at 2 o’clock. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Monday, May 27, 1918

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