My name is Larry Burrows and my grandfather is Paul Burrows, a dozer driver nicknamed "Donk". He was is the *85th. I was curious if anyone had any stories?
There are photos of Donk in the Italy photos on the website. I remember my father mentioning Donk several times but I do not recall the specific stories.
85th landed at Oran, North Africa,not a safe place to visit. You might want to start in Italy at Port of Bagnoli. Then follow the “Italy” history here.
The history provides their path. From Italy they landed in France. The history on the website provides that route traveled. Same with Germany
My husband's father, Charles I Robertson from Pa, was in the 85th. We thought we might try and take a trip following in his footsteps. Is a route assembled?
I had to be cryptic in that message above.... few characters allowed. Anyone have a route which could be followed? Thx.
My Dad was Alfred Bila, would love to share stories with others.
I have just found a photo of the whole group of the Engineers in front of the Arch of Triumph in Paris. I need its date. Contact me at my email address. Thanks.
Sorry, but I can't help you with that photo. The 85th was never in Paris as a unit.
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.
I love this picture. Donk is my grandpa. His name is Paul Burrows!