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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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?

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14.03 | 12:32

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

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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

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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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