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(a) Reconnoiter for possible aid station sites and prepare a medical plan based on the tactical plan of the battalion.

(b) Dispose the battalion medical section in the most appropriate manner.

(c) Establish the aid station, supervise its opera- tion, and personally assist in the care and treatment of casualties.

  • (d)

    Supervise the operation of the litter squad.

  • (e)

    Keep in contact with the battalion command-

er and his future plans and project his own plan to correspond.

(f) Keep the commander informed of the situ- ation with respect to sick and wounded and make appropriate and timely recommendations.

(g) Send back information to the regimental surgeon and the division medical unit, and make appropriate requests for support, additional sup- plies and equipment, or for evacuation of casualties.

(h) Perform such other duties as the battalion commander may require.

(2) SECTION SERGEANT. The section sergeant is in charge of the enlisted personnel of the section, is the section supply sergeant, and assists in the care of casualties.

(3) MEDICAL CORPORAL. The medical corpor- al has charge of the sterilization of instruments, ad- ministers hypodermic medication, and otherwise as- sists in the care and treatment of casualties.

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