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June 29, 2019

Saturday’s Review at Camp Cody Notably Varied from its Predecessors

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Tags: — Michael Kromeke @ 2:38 pm

A review of Camp Cody’s 34th division, made notable by several variations from other held recently, took place Saturday morning at the polo grounds, southwest of Deming. General Blocksom and the division staff were at the reviewing point, having as their guest of honor Governor Keith Neville, of Nebraska.

One point wherein it differed from earlier reviews was in that all transportation of the division was out for review and inspection, consuming a much greater amount of time that previous reviews. The combined division field trains and the trains of the three brigades were involved. In addition each battalion had its combat wagons, medical carts ad ration carts following.

Brigadier General H. A. Allen was in command of the Camp Cody troops. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Sunday, April 21, 1918

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June 22, 2019

Camp Cody Baseball Team Wins 56th Victory.

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Tags: — Michael Kromeke @ 2:37 pm

The baseball team of Company A, 126th machine Gun Battalion, won its 56th straight victory Wednesday by a score of 13 to 1. This time the easy victory was over the team of the base hospital contingent. It is expected that these two teams will try conclusions again Sunday on the grounds at the base hospital. – El Paso Herald Newspaper Friday, June 14, 1918

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Camp Cody Army Clerk Joins the Navy

F. A. O’Brien, until a few days ago and army field clerk in the 34th division adjutant’s office, left on Tuesday night for Mare Island, in San Francisco bay, California, where he will enlist as a yeoman in the Navy. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Thursday, May 9, 1918

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Camp Cody Baseball Champions

June 15, 2019

PVT. Bjorn Winger is New Editor of “The Reveille” at Camp Cody

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Tags: — Michael Kromeke @ 5:38 pm

It may be “The Reveille,” the pungent little weekly newspaper of the 136th infantry (second Minnesota infantry), is to adopt a new but none the less unique editorial policy suggested by the pen name of its new editor, Pvt. Bjorn Winger, of the medical detachment of the regiment. That pen name is “Oleum Rocini” of significant forcefulness.

Pvt. Winger has been writing what may be termed possible vers libre, under that name for the virile, lively little sheet which Major A. M. Nelson, adjutant of the 68th infantry brigade, has made so readable by his bright and hitting editorial squibs for the past seven months. Editor Winger is a graduate of St. Olaf collage at Northfield, Minnesota, and then took a post graduate course at the Chicago university. Up to the time he joined the army and came to this camp he was teacher of English in the technical high schools of Indianapolis, Indianapolis. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Thursday, May 9, 1918

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June 1, 2019

Overseas Sergeants Arrive at Camp Cody in Deming, NM

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Tags: — Michael Kromeke @ 8:49 pm

Nine more overseas sergeants have arrived from overseas to assist in training men at Camp Cody, the list includes Sgts. Coblentz, Devoy, Lennon Parkinson, McGilton, Leshley, and Hughes, all representing different units abroad.

Sgt. Coblentz, who fought in the Somme sector, says the stories told of rats and “cooties” in the trenches are not and cannot be overdrawn.

The sergeant is very complimentary in his remarks concerning welfare organizations. He says the first tobacco he had in six weeks was given him by a “Y” secretary who looked like a “ministering angel” to him. – Deming Graphic Newspaper – November 29, 1918

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