85th ENGINEER HEAVY PONTON BATTALION WWII

To all who served with the 85th Engineers
Across Italy
Across France
And into Germany
That little fellas might live free

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Lance Burrows | Reply 19.09.2022 10:52

I am Larry's brother. He commented below me here. Our grandfather was DONK.

Rod 21.09.2022 20:43

Sounds like you have an interesting trip planned. I hope to trace the 85th’s path some day. I do not know if there are any remnants of where the 85th crossed

Lance Burrows | Reply 19.09.2022 10:51

I am hoping to travel along the Volturno and Garigliano Rivers to see if there is any evidence of their bridges left. If you have any other info, would be appr

Rod 21.09.2022 20:45

I do know there are remnants of where the 85th crossed the Rhine at Worms, Germany.

Lance Burrows | Reply 19.09.2022 10:49

Rod. Thank you so much for putting this page together. It is very well designed and very informative. I will be traveling to Naples, Italy next month.

Larry Burrows | Reply 14.03.2022 19:59

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?

Rod 19.06.2022 20:06

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.

Rod | Reply 31.07.2021 17:08

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.

Rod 31.07.2021 17:13

The history provides their path. From Italy they landed in France. The history on the website provides that route traveled. Same with Germany

Alexandra Lee | Reply 25.07.2021 10:22

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?

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21.09 | 20:45

I do know there are remnants of where the 85th crossed the Rhine at Worms, Germany.

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21.09 | 20:43

Sounds like you have an interesting trip planned. I hope to trace the 85th’s path some day. I do not know if there are any remnants of where the 85th crossed

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19.09 | 10:52

I am Larry's brother. He commented below me here. Our grandfather was DONK.

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19.09 | 10:51

I am hoping to travel along the Volturno and Garigliano Rivers to see if there is any evidence of their bridges left. If you have any other info, would be appr

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