78th Engineer Battalion (Cbt), 1950s
Gary Shirley, B Co, 78th Engr Bn)
This is a good picture as it shows many things. It is taken from the Rheinhausen town side looking towards the west bank (I think that would be the left bank) near the town of Speyer. In the foreground is one of our spare pontoons. A vehicle is crossing the bridge and all five Navy "mules", our big diesel prop units are shown. Also on the far shore, right side, can be seen the Bridge Squad's billet and mess hall which were built up on pilings to avoid the occasional floods.