Memories of Camp Cody Weblog

March 30, 2020

Thirty-Five Camp Cody Remount Men Sent to France

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Tags: — Michael Kromeke @ 2:48 am

Since the Cavalry has been playing an important part in the war on the western front, remount men are much in demand in France. Thirty-Five men from the remount station were sent from Camp Cody to France by the commanding officer. Included in these were Pvt. Fay Ward, a famous bronco rider and roper; Pvt Zalowzdek, a heavyweight boxer and Pvt. Red Bear, a full blooded Indian rider and horse breaker. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Wednesday, November 20, 1918

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Camp Cody, Deming, New Mexico – 1917 thru 1918

March 14, 2020

Wagoner Cone Killed by Auto at Camp Cody

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Tags: — Michael Kromeke @ 4:59 pm

Layer from Lincoln, Nebraska Struck by Service Car at Night at Deming, NM

William J. Cone, wagoner in the supply company, 134th infantry (Fifth Nebraska), was struck and instantly killed on Pine street in Deming, close to the old base hospital, at 11 o’clock Wednesday night by service car 250, Frank Becker, driver.

Cone was struck in the back and the base of his skull was crushed. He enlisted in the Sixth Nebraska infantry at Lincoln. He leaves a 3 year old daughter, Ethel, at Weatherford, Oklahoma. He carried nearly $25,000 insurance.

Cone was a lawyer in civil life. The driver was arrested and taken to the camp stockade for investigation. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Thursday, January 17, 1918

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Scene At A Military Funeral – Deming, New Mexico – 1917-1918

March 7, 2020

Stable Conditions at Camp Cody Are Excellent

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Tags: — Michael Kromeke @ 3:37 pm

A high compliment was paid to veterinary corps at Camp Cody by Major C. D. McMurdo, V. C. who was here for the purpose of inspecting it for the war department. When seen prior to his departure from Camp Cody, he said:

“General conditions around the stables are excellent, while stables, corrals and animals were in good shape. There were a few minor details to be corrected, but these were inconsequential.”

“I found the veterinary personnel to be high order, the enlisted personnel to be high order, the enlisted personnel being particularly good. The excellence of the sanitation spoke will for their efforts. The division now has its full quota of veterinary men.”

“In mentioning forage, I might say that the hay furnished this division is better than that furnished any division is better that that furnished any division I have inspected as yet.” – El Paso Herald Newspaper – May 14, 1918

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Camp Cody, Deming, New Mexico – 1917 thru 1918

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