Memories of Camp Cody Weblog

May 30, 2020

Barney Reidt is Added to Knights of Columbus Working Force at Camp Cody

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Tags: — Michael Kromeke @ 1:57 pm

Another valuable acquisition to the corps of able assistants to secretary Leroy J. Murphy, of the Knights of Columbus, has been made, during the last week, in the arrival at Camp Cody, of Barney Reidt, recently connected with the K. of C. at Camp Kearney, Linda Vista, California.

Mr. Reidt come to Camp Cody in the capacity of assistant secretary and will direct the greater part of his attentions to the promotions and handling of athletics. At Camp Kearney he was associated with Jack Barry, formerly of the New Your Giants, who is athletic director of the K. of C. there. – Camp Cody, Trench and Camp Newspaper – April 11, 1918


Knights Of Columbus Building – Camp Cody, Deming, New Mexico – 1917-1918

May 25, 2020

Of 335 New Mexico Men for Camp Cody, Luna County to Send 25

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Tags: — Michael Kromeke @ 10:19 pm

The Luna county draft board has sent induction papers of 25 of the old draft men with instructions to report at Camp Cody for duty. The state will furnish 335 men, all but three going to Camp Cody.

The order numbers of the new draft men are held in Washington and will be drawn on October 2, while the serial number is held by the local board. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – September 26, 1918


109th Field Signal Battalion – Field Inspection – Camp Cody, Deming, New Mexico

May 17, 2020

Camp Cody Circus Wins Applause

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Tags: — Michael Kromeke @ 4:09 pm

Parade Over Three Miles Long Is One of Its Best Features

Barnum & Balley tried to run a circus for a spell and now both are dead, Buffalo Bill’s Wild West has “gone west” and Ringling Brothers are struggling along. In their best days none of them had a parade more than a few blocks in length, but it remained for Camp Cody to come out with a circus parade yesterday three miles long, every organization in camp furnishing one or more of the “thrills.”

In the stupendous, appalling, gorgeous, glittering, historical pageant there appeared bands of music, fierce Hun-eating lions in a guarded cage, hay devouring zebras from Zebu, 57 varieties of clowns, dancing women, bare back riders, acrobats and every form of freakish nature that would provoke a smile on the part of a soldier and cause him to take his mind from the actual work of war.

The pageant appeared before every organization in camp, the entire aggregation of wonders passing through the city in order that civilians might see the versatile soldiers at play.

Captain R. L. S. Ferguson, division athletic officer is owner of the stupendous enterprise and Lieutenant C. B. Arnoud, 67th brigade, is general manager.

“Scottie” Downie and company, assisted by scores of Camp Cody artists, put on one of the classiest circus concert programs at division theater last company. Space forbids the enumeration of all the attractions. Camp Cody, Trench and Camp Newspaper – July 25, 1918


Camp Cody, Deming, New Mexico – 1917 thru 1918

May 4, 2020

Eastern Camp Cody Soldier and His Sweetheart Married

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Tags: — Michael Kromeke @ 3:48 am

Sergeant Eli J. Tebo, of the quartermaster corps, formerly of Watertown, Mass., and Winifred U. Joy, of the same far eastern city, were married at the Episcopal rectory in Deming by the Rev. L. B. Holsapple on Wednesday afternoon. The witnesses were Sergeant I. E. Taylor and C. J. Shipee, of the military organization as the groom. The wedding and the supper at the Harvey house later, were real Watertown reunions, for all were from the Massachusetts city.

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Women Visit Camp Cody Later.

An order issued from 34th division headquarters under date of July 23, extends hours for women in camp to 8:10 pm. The limit heretofore has been 7 pm. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Thursday, July 25, 1918


Wedding at Camp Cody, Deming, New Mexico , 1917-1918


YWCA Hostess House, Deming, New Mexico, 1917-1918


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