Memories of Camp Cody Weblog

December 30, 2019

Casualty List From Camp Cody, Deming, NM

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Tags: — Michael Kromeke @ 7:08 pm

Captain Smith of the “Sandstorm Division” Now in Hospital as Result of Accident

Webster City has troops on many fronts, including the Camp Cody front. Messages received today bring the news of a casualty on this sector. Captain Harold J. Smith of the “Sandstorm Division” had the misfortune to suffer four broken bones in one foot as the result of an accident a few days ago.

The captain was making his way through camp one night recently when he stumbled into an open ditch left exposed by the ditching crew, which is putting in a sewage system at the camp. Four bones were broken in one foot and Captain Smith is in the hospital. However, he expects to be out on crutches with a few days.

Time is about the only thing that counts with the injured man just now – time for his broken bones to heal and time for the division to move. The enthusiasm with which the “Sandstorm Division” contemplates moving orders bodes ill for the German army, once the Yankees arrive at their longed for destination. Captain Smith hopes to be in marching order when the transfer is made. – Webster City Newspaper – Date Unknown.

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