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December 30, 2017

“May Day” One of Great Importance to Officers and Men of Camp Cody

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Tags: — Michael Kromeke @ 3:15 pm

The arrival of May Day means more than a mere day in a month to Camp Cody. Why?

Well, you see this is the day the officers and enlisted men have the official permission to place moth balls in their woolen clothing and to resurrect the cotton uniforms more suited to warm weather. Officers and men will appreciate this to the full, as during some of the recent hot days, the woolen o. d.’s have been oppressively hot to their wearers.

There has been a rush among the tailors in Deming, outfitting officers who either had no cotton o. d. uniforms or whose old ones were not presentable in the view of their owners. The ready made type also has been somewhat in demand among the officers. The men will wear the regular issue obtained from the camp quartermaster. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Wednesday, May 1, 1918


December 23, 2017

Major Mueller Back to 7th; Clerk Halsey to Camp Cody

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

Major A. M. Mueller, of the Seventh cavalry, ordered here from San Antonio, Texas, reported at military headquarters Saturday for duty with his regiment at Fort Bliss.

Chief clerk Francis J. Halsey, who has been on duty at district headquarters as chief clerk, has been ordered to Camp Cody to become chief clerk at artillery brigade headquarters there. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Saturday, June 29, 1918


December 16, 2017

Brigadier General Lindsay To Go To West Point

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Tags: — Michael Kromeke @ 4:21 pm

Camp Cody Commander and Wife To Visit Sons About First of New Year

Brigadier General James R. Lindsay and Mrs. Lindsay hope to be with their two sons at West Point shortly after January 1, when the 97th division is a thing of the past.

General Lindsay has recommended that the salvaging of camp be done by civilians, instead of soldiers.

“The soldiers enlisted to fight not to do carpenter work,” said the general.

The old 62nd infantry at Camp Fremont was formerly commanded by Colonel Lindsay, now commanding general of the 97th division.

Out of their combined company profits the regiment bought $12,000 of Liberty bonds, the profits from their post exchange being upwards of $9,000 and their regimental exchange $6,000. As the regiment belongs to the regular army, the bonds will be held indefinitely.

The officers of the old 62nd have expressed a desire to be demoted if can again serve under General Lindsay. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Thursday, Dec 19, 1918


Brig. Gen. James R. Lindsay Oct 1918

December 9, 2017

Lieutenant Harries, Nebraskan, Killed by Auto in France

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Tags: — Michael Kromeke @ 3:54 pm

As Associated Press dispatch Sunday night brought the news of the instant killing in a provincial city in France in an automobile accident of First Lieutenant Warren Harries, son of Brigadier General George Herbert Harries, former commander of the depot brigade at Camp Cody, Deming, New Mexico. Young Harries was on duty in the town last Thursday night.

Lieutenant Harries left Camp Cody with his father, when that officer, the ranking commander from Nebraska left Deming for a southern camp several months ago. Major H. T. Harries, another son of general, was commander of military police in Camp Cody for several months. The family home is in Omaha. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Monday, July 29, 1918


First Lieutenant Warren Harries

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