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Corporal Maurice Jones Dies at Camp Cody, N. Mex., Morton Enterprise 11-1-1918

Corporal Maurice Jones, a former member of Co. L. of Redwood Falls, died Thursday morning, October 24, at Camp Cody, New Mexico.Corporal Jones was born Mar. 8, 1892, and at the time of his death was 26 years… Read More

Letter From John, Morton Enterprise, 11-8-1918

Somewhere in France, Oct. 7, 1918 Dear Folks, Well how are you getting along by this time? I suppose Pa is plowing to beat the band now. When are you going to thresh? You wrote the last time… Read More

LARGE DRAFT ENTRAINS TODAY: Half of Number to go to Camp Cody and Balance to Camp Forest, GA – Late Registrants Included. Olivia Times 10-24-1918

No Public Reception Will be Held on Account of the Influenza Epidemic. Bird Island: Lloyd L. Battershell, Warren J. Gallery, Carl Heinzelman, Vincent Hurley, Engvald Johnson, Frank R. Karp, Edward A. Kenning, John Neumann, Gust Olinger, Leonard Selle,… Read More

“Sandstorm Division” Hector Mirror 10-31-1918

Word was received in Hector the past week that the “Sandstorm Division,” long stationed at Camp Cody, had at last arrived over seas and we’ll be they were a happy bunch. To this Division belongs seven Hector boys… Read More

Letter From Hiram Foreman, Olivia Times, 9-2-1918: Soldiers Letter To His Mother

Camp Dix, N.J., September 2nd, 1918 Dear Folks: Arrived safe and sound at our new camp. It certainly is a great change. This is a fine camp comparing to Cody. We are just 35 miles from Philadelphia, Penn…. Read More