Memories of Camp Cody Weblog

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

WW1_TrainDepotDemingNM

Depot at Deming, New Mexico for Camp Cody

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