Camp Cody, Deming, New Mexico - April 1918
The Ninth engineers at Courchesne bridge have been all the past week acting as host for their comrades of the One Hundred and Ninth regiment of engineers, who have proved about as lively a bunch of military quest as ever arrived in the vicinity of El Paso.
The One Hundred and Ninth have been stationed for the past seven months at Camp Cody, Deming, N.M. - marooned in that sandy wilderness without the opportunity of water maneuvering, which is of course a very important part of their constructive military work. So it is easy to imagine now they enjoyed every minute of their ninety-mile hike, which brought them in comparatively speedy time from Cody to Courchesne, after a six and a half days dusty journey, Sunday morning, April 1. They packed up their tents and began their return trip Tuesday.