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supply point, and delivery of ammunition to the

units tasks,

of the battalion.

For the execution of these

he

uses

the

battalion

motor

transport

officer,

the and

battalion supply pioneer platoon.

sergeant,

and

the

ammunition

(3) The movement of ammunition forward of the battalion ammunition supply point will be effected

by weapon carriers, tate such movement, officer is required to

when practicable.

To facili-

the battalion

motor transport

keep in touch

with the weapon

carriers of

all combat

units

dinate, and

expedite

their

and to supervise, coor- movements within the

battalion area. sonally control

It is not expected that he movements of individual

will per- vehicles

or

groups

of

vehicles;

he

will

normally

effect

coor-

dination by instructions to unit commanders concerned.

representatives

of

the

(4) When hand-carrying of ammunition is neces- sary to place it in company areas, this work usually is performed by members of the ammunition and

pioneer platoon

platoon. may be

When necessary, members of the attached to companies to assist in

hand-carrying ammunition within ammunition and pioneer platoon

their areas. The leader supervises

his

personnel

while

executing

their

ammunition

supply tasks. He assigns duties to members platoon in accordance with the requirements

of

the

of

the

situation after consultation with the The ammunition and pioneer platoon

battalion S-4. operates from

the battalion ammunition supply point. 7-10, 7-15, and 7-20 for further details to ammunition supply in the battalion.

See FM pertaining

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