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the regimental supply officer may place at the com- mand post. The group usually comprises a group leader, headquarters clerk(s), stock clerk(s), and messenger (s).

(4) The receiving and distributing group pro- cures all supplies, except ammunition and other class V items, from supply agencies of higher eche- lons, and sorts, apportions, and issues them to ele- ments of the regiment. It operates the regimental supply points for rations and water (class I); for items authorized by Tables of Organization and Equipment (class II); for gasoline and oil (class

  • III)

    ; and on occasions for engineer supplies (class

  • IV)

    . (See pars. 18 and 54.) During marches, this

group usually accompanies the command group of the transportation platoon. Additional labor required for handling supplies is furnished from any avail- able personnel in the train bivouac. The group usual- ly comprises a group leader, record clerk(s), and truck driver(s).

(5) The munitions group consists of a munitions officer, munitions warrant officer, and an ammuni- tion sergeant. (See par. 4c.) In general, this group is charged with the operation of the regimental am- munition supply plan, under the supervision of the regimental supply officer. (See par. 47d.) For de- tails pertaining to the functioning of this group, see section V, chapter 2. Transportation for the group is provided by the service company.

(6) For details of supply operations, see chapters 2 and 5.

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