7/10/45 having turned in their vehicles the 85th entrained at St. Ermo.

One of many cigarette camps the 85th passed through on their way to board ship

Living quarters

Mel O'Barr ready to board ship at the port at Le Harve, France 7/17/45

Boarding ship for home 7/17/45

Arrived at the Port of Boston 7/27/45

Entrained for Camp Miles Standish 7/27/45

Last march on US soil

Booklet issued to the troops

1960's reunion: back Milt O'Barr, Clifton Trimble, Woodrow Carter,Talmadge Freeman, Mel O'Barr, Banjo Harris, Carl Breloff.

Woodrow Carter and Captain Hunt

1970's Banjo Harris, Talmadge Freeman, Clifton Trimble, Sunshine Perry,LutherHunt,Woodrow Carter, Milt O'Barr.

1980's last reunionSeated: Capt. Luther Hunt, Woodrow Carter. Standing: Banjo Harris, Clifton Trimble, Milt O'Barr, Talmadge Freeman

Mel O'Barr's uniform as modeled by his nephew Kris O'Barr

A collection of US military issue from WWII

British WWII issue

German and Japanese issue

The 85th Heads Home
And the Reunions that followed
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26.04 | 05:24

It is good to read about The Memoirs of William Seamans through this blog. I will share this my friends after https://www.goldenbustours.com/new-york-ny-tours/

23.01 | 15:39

Hi Judy, Your father Sam visited my dad back around 2004. I sat in on their visit and had a great time hearing the stories. I am not aware of any still living.

17.01 | 15:27

My Father Sam Hopkins was in the 85th engineer. I wonder if any one is still living that was with him. He was from Sneedville tennessee.

20.07 | 00:48


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