Ambulance at Belvoir

The bull dozer would play an important part during the war, not only in bridge building but in road construction and an assortment of other duties assigned to the 85th

Trucks of the 85th parked near the Belvoir barracks

Truck and trailor bearing a ponton boat which would lay the foundation for the specialized bridges built by the 85th Engineers

Robert Dings and Mandeth, a Serbian, Ft. Belvoir 1941

The "bridge train" parked at Belvoir

Dr. Bernstein

Elwyn Brant

Elwyn Brant and Robert Dings at the North Carolina Maneuvers in 1942

Robert Dings assisting dentist Silverstein at the Ouachita River camp 1941

Trucks parked near a church

All the comforts of home

Looks like more mess duty at the kitchen truck.


Ambulance in convoy

Dr. Bernstein

The Red River on the rise

Robert Dings stands beside an 85th Engineer ambulance

Robert Dings stands beside an 85th Engineer ambulance

Walter Stoughton stands in front of an 85th Engineer's Mack truck.

85th Engineer Medical Detachment, 6/30/42, Standing: Elwyn Brant, Walter Stoughton, Samuel Cox, Mike Ciccotelli. Kneeling: Robert Dings, Steven Mandich

A list of Medical Detachment at Plattsburg

The 85th Medical Detachment
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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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