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December 29, 2018

Deming’s Camp Cody Band Leader Promoted

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

Second Lieutenant Ernest L. Harris, leader of the band of the 134th infantry, has just been promoted to that rank from sergeant. He is the second band leader in this division to be commissioned under the new order. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – July 31, 1918

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Camp Cody Band, Deming, New Mexico

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December 23, 2018

Camp Cody Soldiers Must Keep Inside When Riding Troop Trains

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Tags: — Michael Kromeke @ 4:37 pm

The 34th division headquarters has issued a memorandum regarding injury to soldiers on troop trains. The memorandum follows:

“The attention of these headquarters has been called to injuries which have been sustained by reason of soldiers riding on special trains in open vestibule doors, sitting on the platforms with their legs hanging out the side of cars, also their feet protruding out of open windows or out the side door of baggage and kitchen cars.”

“Due to the great risk of accidents and loss of life incident to such practices, officers concerned with movements of troops will issue the necessary orders that under no condition will this practice be permitted.” – El Paso Herald Newspaper – July 31, 1918

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Depot at Deming, New Mexico for Camp Cody

December 17, 2018

Nine New Lieutenants Join Engineers at Camp Cody, Deming, NM

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Tags: — Michael Kromeke @ 4:14 am

The 109th engineers here have received from Camp Lee, Va., nine new second lieutenants, all of whom, except the last named, are of the national army and the one excepted is of the national guard. They are 2nd Lieutenants, Stanley B. Marsh, Earl P. Manley, James L. Mayer, Milton S. Hindholm, Victor C. Light, Bert Lund, E. C. McFadden, D. J. Lynch, jr., and James Luchini. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – June 14, 1918

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December 8, 2018

Base Hospital, Camp Cody, Deming, New Mexico

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Tags: — Michael Kromeke @ 2:28 pm

“Winds, That Have Moved The Friendly Trees”

by Sergeant Glenn Ward Dresbach

Winds, that have moved the friendly trees to speak,
With lyric voices, to us when we went –
How long ago it seems – down roads to seek
New gladness and new dreams and wonderment,
When Spring comes back you will not find us there,
And will not miss us, and the grass will grow
And bluebirds sing and Earth-life thrill the air
As one glad Spring ago.

In our mid-western lands some one shall sow . . .
Sunlight and starlight and the quiet rains
Shall fall on peaceful fields that shall not know
How blood is spilled on battered hills and plains
Across the seas. Homes shall keep Liberty-
Although the olden happiness gives place
To thoughtful hopes and faith like comes to be
In each loved absent face.

The moonlight shall look in on places strange
To tears, and tears shall glisten, but the Night
Shall hold no driving foes. No better change
Of host that ravish waits the coming light,
The Light of Dawn! . . . What broken homes are these?
What hearts by strife and sorrow stricken dumb?
What pitted fields? What mangled, helpless trees? . . .
O bleeding France, we come!

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December 1, 2018

Camp Cody Director for the Y. M. C. A.

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Tags: — Michael Kromeke @ 3:41 pm

Major G. N. Randle, chief engineer of the Armour project in California, which reclaimed a big area of land at the cost of $5,000,000, an engineer in the public works department of that state, and a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, has been put at the head of the utilities branch of the quartermaster corps at Camp Cody, succeeding the acting commander Captain Henry C. Chard, who now returns to his former office as assistant camp quartermaster. Major Randle will soon have camp highways that will look good to the world.
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Charles H. Blesse has been assigned to Camp Cody from Camp Kearney, as camp physical director for the Y. M. C. A. for a time he was stationed at Honolulu where he had athletic training of the officers, who in turn trained the men under them. – Deming Graphic – Friday November 15, 1918

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YMCA – Camp Cody, Deming, New Mexico

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