Preparation to head to NC Maneuvers

Heavy pontons hand loaded

Bridge train to the 1st NC maneuvers 10/12/41

Cool mornings in NC campsite near Ellerbe

Army cadets train with the 85th - note 03 Springfield rifle

Ponton raft on the Pee Dee River

Pee Dee bridge under construction

Carl Breloff standing in an assault boat

Pee Dee bridge ready for traffic

The 85th would head for Plattsburg next

On the way the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor

Joe Prusasky at Plattsburg, he would later be KIA on the Rhine River

Robert Toole at Plattsburg

Toole at Plattsburg


Bridge train by rail to the 2nd NC Maneuvers 6/5/42

NC camp site as the 85th returns for more maneuvers 6/5/42

NC barber shop

NC camp site

Bathing facilities

Milt O'Barr in pyramidal tent

Crap game at the NC Maneuvers

The North Carolina Maneuvers and Plattsburg
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14.03 | 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?

14.03 | 12:32

I love this picture. Donk is my grandpa. His name is Paul Burrows!

31.07 | 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

31.07 | 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.

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