Memories of Camp Cody Weblog

September 28, 2019

Camp Cody Soldiers Hurt in Stampede

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Tags: — Michael Kromeke @ 7:19 pm

Saturday there was a wild stampede of horses with artillery pieces out on the target range. The cause was the horses getting frightened at the firing of the pieces, to which they had not yet become accustomed. A number of the teams became unmanageable and the result was that a number of soldiers got quite badly bruised and one had his wrist broken. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Tuesday, April 9, 1918


Major Anson Marston

September 14, 2019

Soldiers at Camp Cody to Be Protected Under Civil Relief Act

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming, Uncategorized — Tags: — Michael Kromeke @ 2:36 pm

The soldiers of the 34th division will be offered the protection of their civil rights under the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Civil Relief act, have been invoked for the protection of the soldiers of Camp Cody, as is explained in the following memorandum issued by division headquarters.

“The insurance feature of the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Civil Relief act provides for the protection of as much as $5,000 of the insurance which was applied for and premium paid on prior to September 1, 1917, by any person now in the military service.”

“This applies to contracts of insurance with only those insurance companies or associations which are required by the law under which they are organized or doing business to maintain a reserve, or, which if not so required, have made provision for the collection from all those insured in such insurer of a premium to cover the special war risk of those insured persons who are in the military service.”

“Insurance contracts protected by this act will not be allowed to lapse while the insured is in the military service, and he will have one year after the termination of his service, or, if he is in the service at the close of the war, he will have one year after the termination of the war, in which to repay any amounts advanced for the protection of his insurance.”

“Additional information and the necessary applications may be obtained at the insurance department of the division adjutant’s office, mess hall 4, section 5.”

“All officers and enlisted men are urged to take advantage of this opportunity to protect their insurance.” – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Sunday, April 21, 1918


1st South Dakota Infantry at Camp Cody, Deming, New Mexico

September 8, 2019

Smileage For Camp Cody Boys

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Tags: — Michael Kromeke @ 2:34 pm

Will Give Them a Chance to See a Show

Not only has the Liberty theater come to stay in Camp Cody, as is indicated by its steady popularity among the officers and men of the 34th division, but it is the hope and intention of Lieutenant J. W. Pierce, representing division headquarters in the management of the playhouse, that the friends and relatives of the men of Camp Cody shall assist the soldiers to see the show. To this end he is about to start a campaign through the newspapers of Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, North and South Dakota, for Smileage, to be sent to Camp Cody for distribution among the soldiers.

A soldier’s pay, under existing conditions, with Liberty Loan, compulsory allotment, etc., deducted from it, is no lordly sum, and in order that the men of the camp may have an opportunity to attend the Liberty theater with any degree of regularity, it will be needful for their relatives and friends to buy and give them Smileage books.

This week has witnessed crowded houses at the theater. A feature of the bill is a prize waltzing contest. Eight soldiers identified by the last number on their by the last numbers on their identification tags, are called to the stage at the end of each performance and waltz with eight of the young women of the cast. Individual applause is taken to mean the favor of the audience for any particular couple. At the end of the week the soldier prize winners will waltz against one another and prizes be given those whose dancing meets the approval of the audience. There will be a first and second prize. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Friday, May 3, 1918


WW1 Smileage Book – Camp Cody – Deming, New Mexico

September 2, 2019

Sioux Falls Soldier and Minneapolis Girl Marry at Camp Cody

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Tags: — Michael Kromeke @ 2:20 am

Army field clerk Jesse A. Putnam, of the 34th division adjutant’s office, formerly of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and Miss Margaret Danaher, of Minneapolis, Minnesota, were married in the chapel of the Knights of Columbus hall here Wednesday afternoon by Lieutenant J. J. Martin, chaplain of the 109th ammunition train. Lieutenant Eugene Field of company K, 135th infantry, acted as best man and Miss Teresa Clark, of Deming, as bridesmaid. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Friday, June 14, 1918


Minnesota Collar Insignia – Camp Cody, Deming, New Mexico

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