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munition is unloaded at successive weapon positions and supply points to meet the probable needs prior to further advance.

(2) When the situation warrants, any vehicle of

the and

regiment may be employed distribution of ammunition.

in the procurement Personnel in sup-

port or reserve mander thereof tion to forward

units may be employed by to assist in hand-carrying elements of his unit. The

the com- ammuni- ammuni-

tion in the serviceable

possession of dead or wounded, vehicles, or near weapons that

on

un-

are

in-

capable ed by

of being fired, will be recovered and employ-

the

nearest

individual

or

unit.

Captured

ammunition and weapons should be employed greatest practicable extent; however, captured

to the auto-

matic

weapons

having

a

distinctive

sound

should

be

employed only when friendly troops ate vicinity have been informed that used.

in the immedi- they are to be

c. Units are provided with sufficient ammunition

prior to contact with initiate and sustain from the rear can be

the enemy to enable them to

combat

until

replenishment

effected.

(See

par. 3a.) This

initial supply of ammunition carried on individual soldiers,

for infantry units is company weapon car-

riers and prime movers, and mental ammunition train.

on

vehicles

of

the

regi-

22. PROCUREMENT BY REGIMENT. a. Class V supplies are normally made available in the form of credits at designated army supply points for a

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