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January 20, 2018

Million Dollars More for Camp Cody

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Tags: — Michael Kromeke @ 4:27 pm

Hospital Section to Have Six Two Story Wards; Kessler Selects Site.

While nothing definite has been learned in regard to extensive improvements reported to be planned for Camp Cody, reliable authority said today the improvements will run to $1,000,000, or $1,500,000 in cost.

Owen Hughes, original camp contractor, will not be here until next week, his chief clerk, Buford said today. He said he does not know yet exactly what the improvements are to be, except there will be extensive hospital additions.

George E. Kessler, civil engineer from the cantonment division of the quartermaster department, is here selecting the site for the hospital additions.

Lt. Col. Jacob M. Coffin, division surgeon, said the base hospital is to have six two-story wards and other additions, but whether these will remain under contractor H. G. Bush, or not, no one seemed to know today. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Tuesday, February 26, 1918

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Camp Cody Hospital Area – 1918

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January 13, 2018

Military Parade On Fourth of July At Camp Cody Has Been Proposed

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Tags: — Michael Kromeke @ 8:32 pm

Captain L. R. S. Ferguson, the division athletic office and chaplain of the 135th infantry, believes in the old fashion style of celebrating the Fourth of July. In addition to the program already published he is suggesting a grand parade here in camp with bands of music, flags flying, floats showing the spirit of ‘76, ‘61 and ‘98, and of the allies in 1918.

If his suggestion is adopted, as he has planned such a parade, it promises to be something that will be remembered by the near 30,000 soldiers who will witness it. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Wednesday, June 12, 1918

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January 7, 2018

Camp Cody Men Off on 8-Day Hike

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Tags: — Michael Kromeke @ 5:28 am

They Cheer Chance to Get Into Open.

Sixty-Eighth Infantry Brigade Will Trek Almost to Hurley Before Retreat Sounds.

To the accompaniment of the cheers of the men, glad to see service in the field, the 68th infantry brigade left Camp Cody Friday morning for an eight days’ hike which will carry it almost to Hurley and return. Field maneuvers, include problems of attack and defense, probably will relieve the monotony of the hike. Colonel Erie D. Luce was in command, with Major Arthur M. Nelson as his adjutant, Major C. B. Robbins, adjutant of the 67th infantry brigade, and Lieutenant Clair B. Arnold, aide, accompanied the brigade as observers.

In addition to the 135th and 135th infantry and 137th machine gun battalion, special units from the sanitary train, including field hospitals and ambulance companies, and part of the field signal battalion, accompanied the brigade. Portions of the horsed section of the 109th supply train accompanied the column, while it will be provisioned and kept in contact with the camp by the motorized section of the supply train.

The people of Deming were somewhat disappointed that the brigade did not come through town on its way out on the hike, as the 67th brigade had done. They appreciated the military show made by the latter. Instead of doing this, the column left the camp and went directly into the country to the north.

The 67th brigade made such and excellent record on its hike that the 68th will have to go some to beat the “rattlesnake” unit of the division. However, it was their expressed intention to make the effort. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Sunday, May 19, 1918

Camp Cody Men Off on 8-Day Hike

Camp Cody Men Off on 8-Day Hike

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