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July 27, 2019

Sergeant Arthur Bogen Marries Miss Kraegie

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

Sergeant Arthur Bogen, of the 109th sanitary train, and Miss Leonie Kraegie of Sioux City, Iowa, were married in the chapel of the Knights of Columbus hall on Tuesday morning by Lieut. J. J. Martin, chaplain of the 109th ammunition train. The groom was formerly a resident of Le Mars, Iowa. The witnesses were Leroy J. Murphy, secretary of the Knights of Columbus hall, and Sergeant Edwin Held, of the 109th sanitary train. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Wednesday, July 3, 1918


Camp Cody Wedding – Deming, New Mexico

July 20, 2019

Pvt. Al Schmeeman, of Camp Cody’s 135th Ambulance Company

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Tags: — Michael Kromeke @ 3:23 pm

Pvt. Al Schmeeman, of the 135th ambulance company, who has just been detailed to duty at the division exchange theater in charge of all entertainments at that place of amusement, is with stage manager Pvt. Fred Meinar, hustling to arrange a series of programs which he expects to announce a week ahead of time. Heretofore programs have been gotten up so much on the spur of the moment that they were not sufficiently advertised.

Also, stage manager Meinar will put out a light on a green flag every night when there is anything going on there for the men to go to and a light on a red flag when there is nothing. The purpose of these lights is to save the men the inconvenience of have to go over to the theater just to find out whether there is an entertainment or not. Mr. Schmeeman also proposes thoroughly advertising all entertainments at the division exchange theater.

The show for tonight is the Camp Cody minstrels for the 6,000 new select draft men in the “casual” camp only, who are still held in quarantine and have no entertainment except what is provided for them by their older comrades, like the minstrels. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Friday, June 7, 1918


Camp Cody Band Members – Deming, New Mexico

July 13, 2019

Camp Cody Soldiers to Get Scarlet Service Chevrons

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Tags: — Michael Kromeke @ 2:25 pm

Brig. General J. R. Lindsay has informed the members of his command that in recognition of duties performed in the service of the country, each soldier upon being honorably discharged will be furnished with two scarlet chevrons to be worn on the left sleeve, point up, midway between the elbow and the shoulder, one on the coat and one on the overcoat. This will serve to indicate to the country while in uniform is being worn that the wearer responded to the demands of the country, performed creditable service in the army, and finally received an honorable discharge there from.

Where practicable, these chevrons should be sewn on the garments before discharge. If this cannot be done, they will be presented to the soldier with his discharge papers. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Saturday, December 28, 1918


126th Field Artillery Medical Unit – 34th Division

July 6, 2019

Pvt. Delbert Greer, Dead at Camp Cody, Is Home Hero

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Tags: — Michael Kromeke @ 3:06 pm

At the funeral of Pvt. Delbert Greer. Conducted by chaplain Gaines, Major Arthur M. Nelson, commanding the battalion of the late soldiers, in the course of some beautiful remarks, said the young man was entitled to the same praise as if he had fallen on the western front.

Fine music was furnished by a male quartet from the Y. M. C. A., consisting of Mrs. Rockwell, Nold, Raiph and O’Kelley. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Monday, October 21, 1918


Military Funeral Procession – Deming, New Mexico

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