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(3) KITCHEN AND BAGGAGE TRAIN. (a) The kitchen and baggage train comprises the ve- hicles and operating personnel used to transport rations, water, kitchen equipment, and authorized impedimenta not carried on company transport. Certain company mess and supply personnel usually accompany the kitchen and baggage vehicles that serve their respective companies. The kitchen and baggage train includes one or more cargo trucks and cargo trailers for each company in the regiment.

(b) The vehicles of this train are grouped into six sections, one each, for the three battalions, the antitank company, the cannon company, and the regimental headquarters company. The service com- pany kitchen and baggage vehicles are assigned to company headquarters, but usually operate as part of the train.

(c) The kitchen and baggage train generally moves and bivouacs under regimental (sometimes divisional) control under the command of the regi- mental motor transport officer. Elements are re- leased to subordinate units as necessary. (See pars. 2, 8, and 9.)

(4) MAINTENANCE TRAIN. The maintenance train comprises the vehicles and operating personnel of the maintenance section, transportation platoon of the service company. For maintenance operations, see paragraph 31.

(5) MEDICAL TRAIN. The medical train trans- ports medical supplies and certain medical person- nel. For operation, see chapter 7.

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