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July 28, 2018

Camp Cody Gets Official Order for Demobilization of Troops – Part 2 of 2

Filed under: Uncategorized — Michael Kromeke @ 5:28 pm

Camp Is To Be Salvaged and Abandoned, Says Order Received by Brig. General Lindsay From Adjutant General of Army at Washington; Men Are To Be Transferred or Discharged in Accordance With Orders.

Transfer Prior to Discharge.

“All enlisted men at your camp eligible for discharge, who entered the military service at a point east of a line running through Camp Funston, Kansas and Camp Travis, Texas, will be organized into detachments according to states and will be sent for discharge to the camp in or near their respective states.”

“A copy of these instructions will be sent with each detachment and will constitute the authority for their discharge from military service.”

“Officers will be disposed of as provided for in general instructions from this office.”

To Abandon Camp.

“You will proceed at the same time to salvage and abandon Camp Cody and will disposed of all supplies and transportation except those pertaining to the base hospital, in accordance with instructions received from the chief of supply departments concerned.”

(Signed) “Harris, Adjt. Gen.”

Captain W. B. Hankla, commanding the personnel branch, says it will take until after January 1 to carry out these orders. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Monday, December 2, 1918

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At Least Two Camps May Be Permanent Post

Although orders have been issued for the abandonment of the 15 big tent camps, it was learned at the war department that this was not to be taken to mean that the sites have been definitely rejected as possible locations for permanent military posts. On the contrary, at least two of them are known to be under consideration in this connection. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Monday, December 2, 1918

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July 21, 2018

Camp Cody Gets Official Order for Demobilization of Troops – Part 1 of 2

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Tags: — Michael Kromeke @ 2:23 pm

Camp Is To Be Salvaged and Abandoned, Says Order Received by Brig. General Lindsay From Adjutant General of Army at Washington; Men Are To Be Transferred or Discharged in Accordance With Orders.

Orders for demobilization were received by Brig. General James R. Lindsay from the war department, as follows:

“Demobilize all units of your camp, including the 97th division and permanent camp organizations, with the exception of the base hospital, and discharge immediately such of the enlisted personnel as is eligible for discharge under general instructions already issued from this office.

Attention is invited to such of the circulars as are applicable.

Some Can Remain

“Enlisted men who entered the military service prior to April 1, 1917 and who desire to remain permanently in the military service, will not be discharged, but will report to the commanding general, southern department, for assignment, and will be transferred by you in accordance with his instructions.”

Physically Disabled Men.

“Enlisted men not eligible for discharge by reason of physical disability, will be segregated into groups according the state from which they came and will be transferred to a development battalion in a camp in or near their respective states, after arrangements have been made by you with the commanding officer of the proper camp to receive them.”

“The chief of staff corps have been directed to advise you as to the disposition of specially qualified officers and enlisted men of their corps, required at other camps, and you will transfer such officers and men in accordance with instructions.”

“All other enlisted men of staff corps organizations at your camp will be discharged as provided herein.” – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Monday, December 2, 1918

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July 14, 2018

Camp Cody Fights and Races Stopped

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Tags: — Michael Kromeke @ 7:51 pm

Deming Officers Enforce Sunday Laws

District Attorney J. S. Vaught and Sheriff W. C. Simpson notified the promoters of the Bobby Waugh and Otto Wallace fight, programmed to take place at Camp Cody, that it was in violation of the Sunday law of this state and that event was postponed until Monday night, when it will be pulled off at the Crystal theater. The county officers did the same at Turner amusement park and the horse races to be held there were called off. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Monday, January 14, 1918

Boxing Match At The Camp Cody Stadium

Boxing Match At The Camp Cody Stadium

July 7, 2018

Camp Cody Officers Adopt Jegou’s Girls and Give them $11,000

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Tags: — Michael Kromeke @ 5:41 pm

Two little daughters of the late Lieut. Jean Jegou, French army officer, who lost his life by drowning in a desert “wash” north of Deming Friday evening, together with Lieut. Fernand Herbert, French army, and Sgt. E. Picard, American chauffeur, will be taken care of for life by the generous officers of the 34th division of the United States Army, which has been training at Camp Cody, Deming, New Mexico, for more then ten months.

The little girls, whose address in France was not know here, were adopted by the Camp Cody officers who raised $11,000 for the fatherless ones within a few minutes after General John A. Johnston, division commander, had called the officers together with the suggestion that they might assist. Each officer give $10. The sum will probably be invested in Liberty bonds, giving the little ones an income for life. Major H. M. Nelly, division adjutant, and Major C. B. Robins, Iowa brigade adjutant, took charge of the fund. Lieut. Jegou was a poor man, the son of hard working parents, and had fought for France from the beginning of the war. Deming citizens may give more to the fund. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Wednesday, July 31, 1918

Lieutnant Jegou

Lieut. Jean Jegou

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