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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


June 29, 2019

Saturday’s Review at Camp Cody Notably Varied from its Predecessors

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Tags: — Michael Kromeke @ 2:38 pm

A review of Camp Cody’s 34th division, made notable by several variations from other held recently, took place Saturday morning at the polo grounds, southwest of Deming. General Blocksom and the division staff were at the reviewing point, having as their guest of honor Governor Keith Neville, of Nebraska.

One point wherein it differed from earlier reviews was in that all transportation of the division was out for review and inspection, consuming a much greater amount of time that previous reviews. The combined division field trains and the trains of the three brigades were involved. In addition each battalion had its combat wagons, medical carts ad ration carts following.

Brigadier General H. A. Allen was in command of the Camp Cody troops. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Sunday, April 21, 1918


June 22, 2019

Camp Cody Baseball Team Wins 56th Victory.

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Tags: — Michael Kromeke @ 2:37 pm

The baseball team of Company A, 126th machine Gun Battalion, won its 56th straight victory Wednesday by a score of 13 to 1. This time the easy victory was over the team of the base hospital contingent. It is expected that these two teams will try conclusions again Sunday on the grounds at the base hospital. – El Paso Herald Newspaper Friday, June 14, 1918

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Camp Cody Army Clerk Joins the Navy

F. A. O’Brien, until a few days ago and army field clerk in the 34th division adjutant’s office, left on Tuesday night for Mare Island, in San Francisco bay, California, where he will enlist as a yeoman in the Navy. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Thursday, May 9, 1918


Camp Cody Baseball Champions

June 15, 2019

PVT. Bjorn Winger is New Editor of “The Reveille” at Camp Cody

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Tags: — Michael Kromeke @ 5:38 pm

It may be “The Reveille,” the pungent little weekly newspaper of the 136th infantry (second Minnesota infantry), is to adopt a new but none the less unique editorial policy suggested by the pen name of its new editor, Pvt. Bjorn Winger, of the medical detachment of the regiment. That pen name is “Oleum Rocini” of significant forcefulness.

Pvt. Winger has been writing what may be termed possible vers libre, under that name for the virile, lively little sheet which Major A. M. Nelson, adjutant of the 68th infantry brigade, has made so readable by his bright and hitting editorial squibs for the past seven months. Editor Winger is a graduate of St. Olaf collage at Northfield, Minnesota, and then took a post graduate course at the Chicago university. Up to the time he joined the army and came to this camp he was teacher of English in the technical high schools of Indianapolis, Indianapolis. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Thursday, May 9, 1918


June 1, 2019

Overseas Sergeants Arrive at Camp Cody in Deming, NM

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Tags: — Michael Kromeke @ 8:49 pm

Nine more overseas sergeants have arrived from overseas to assist in training men at Camp Cody, the list includes Sgts. Coblentz, Devoy, Lennon Parkinson, McGilton, Leshley, and Hughes, all representing different units abroad.

Sgt. Coblentz, who fought in the Somme sector, says the stories told of rats and “cooties” in the trenches are not and cannot be overdrawn.

The sergeant is very complimentary in his remarks concerning welfare organizations. He says the first tobacco he had in six weeks was given him by a “Y” secretary who looked like a “ministering angel” to him. – Deming Graphic Newspaper – November 29, 1918


May 25, 2019

Governor Lindsey to Give Camp Cody Boys Athletic Goods

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Tags: — Michael Kromeke @ 9:57 pm

Governor W. E. Lindsey expects to present formally to the athletic commission at Camp Cody the $1,000 worth of athletic goods purchased for the use of the men at camp. The presentation is to be on Saturday. Governor Lindsey will leave here Friday, stopping enroute at Albuquerque. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Friday, June 28, 1918


Camp Cody, Deming, New Mexico 1917

May 18, 2019

Camp Cody Remount Depot Horses and Mules

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Tags: — Michael Kromeke @ 2:49 pm

Major F. G. Brewer, commander of remount depot No. 326, says that on Thursday there were in the corrals and stables of that depot 6,500 horses and mules.

“While the depot was only designed for 5,000 head” continued the major, “we are getting by with the present number very well. J. W. Thompson company are building additional facilities which, when complete, will cost about $40,000. We expect soon to have 3,000 head more.” – El Paso Herald Newspaper – June 28, 1918


109th Eng Supply Co Remount Area

May 12, 2019

Remnant of 59th Depot Brigade Under Dakotan’s At Camp Cody

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Tags: — Michael Kromeke @ 5:03 pm

By a new division order the last remnant of the old 59th depot brigade is carried under the name of “the surplus detachment” and is in charge of officers and noncoms of old First South Dakota cavalry.

Many New Assignments

A number of officers have been assigned to infantry and artillery regiments by an order issued from division headquarters. These include permanent and some temporary assignment, the latter to take the place of officers away to receiver instruction otherwise. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – January 2, 1918


May 6, 2019

Reclamation Plant At Camp Cody Checks Up Closely On All Wastage

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Tags: — Michael Kromeke @ 12:41 am

The local reclamation branch of the camp quartermaster’s department continues to add to its already demonstrated efficiency.

This branch is under the command of Captain Stanley Eiseman, under Major R. B. Sturkie, camp quartermaster. He says he has in the clothing repair shop is running a double shift, the women working in the day time and the enlisted men, who have been employed right along, working at night.

In addition to the regular shoe repair shop, there has been established temporarily a shop where some 45 civilians are employed. These came from El Paso mostly. This shop is due to a great accumulation of shoes caused by various changes in the camp.

In the matter of garbage waste from the kitchen and mess halls, the reclamation branch has instituted a system of segregation so as to check up on the amount of wastage of different articles. These separate articles, bread for instance, are weighed. Also, four inspectors are out all the time examining and checking up on the matter of kitchen waste. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Thursday, July 4, 1918


April 29, 2019

Privates Schnack and Freestone Die at Camp Cody, Deming, NM

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Tags: — Michael Kromeke @ 10:41 pm

Private Chris W. Schnack, of company 1, 133rd infantry, passed away Wednesday at the surgical hospital as a result of shock following an operation to amputate his right leg at the thigh. The address of his nearest relative was given as Charles Michaels, Daneville, Iowa. The body was sent to that point for interment.

Private Thomas R. Freestone, company H, 133rd infantry, passed away Wednesday of lobar pneumonia. His mother, Mrs. Mary Freestone, resides at 618 Southwest street, Des Moines, Iowa.


There probably will be upward of 100 Camp Cody men present in El Paso on April 15 to take the Consistory degrees and the Shrine, according to R. S. Charles Hammond of the Pass City, who has been here for the purpose of organizing a class. – El Paso Morning Times, Saturday, April 6, 1918


Military Funeral Procession – Deming, New Mexico

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