Memories of Camp Cody Weblog

November 17, 2018

Camp Cody Soldier get a French military decoration

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Tags: — Michael Kromeke @ 4:09 pm

The first “Croix de guerre” man to arrive at Camp Cody in Deming, New Mexico is Major Wm. T. Cook, commanding field battalion 62. This distinguished honor was conferred upon Major Cook for conspicuous gallantry in action during the operations connected with the capture and defense of Catigny. May 27 to 31, Major Cook is strong for the work of the welfare organizations which back up the fighting lines “over there.” “I don’t know what the boys in trenches would do without them” said Major Crook.

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The Liberty Theatre is being greatly enlarged and improved by the addition of a high stage that will accommodate the large theatrical troops that will visit Camp Cody during the winter. – Deming Graphic – Friday November 15, 1918

FrenchMilitaryDecoration_Croix de guerre

French Military Decoration – Croix de guerre

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