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location of units to which assigned, any contem- plated changes in location or disposition, and the location and number of casualties.

  • (3)

    Administer emergency treatment.

  • (4)

    Instruct sick and wounded as to the exact

location of the aid station and the route thereto.

(5) Place seriously sick and wounded in sheltered locations on the route of advance of the company which they serve.

(6) Examine, tag, and mark the location of the dead.

61. BATTALION MEDICAL SECTIONS. The three

battalion sections in organization

of and

the detachment are identical

functions.

Each

section

is

divided into a battalion aid pany aid squad, and a litter

station bearer

squad, squad.

a

com-

a. Aid station squad. The aid station squad in- cludes the battalion surgeon and the medical as- sistant, MAC, a section sergeant, a medical corporal, and medical and surgical technicians.

(1) BATTALION SURGEON. The medical offi- cer in each battalion section is the battalion surgeon. He is assisted by a Medical Administrative Corps officer, the medical assistant, MAC. The battalion surgeon's staff duties within the battalion corre- spond to those of the regimental surgeon within the regiment. His command duties are not so extensive. His duties in combat are to-

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