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(5) All company commanders are responsible for distributing ammunition to their platoons forward of the point of delivery by the next higher echelon.

c. Ammunition is made available by the regiment

at the regimental ammunition supply point to repre- sentatives of the battalions, the antitank company, and the cannon company, who are responsible for its

delivery ment of

to company and platoon areas.

ammunition

by

the

regiment

is

Procure-

effected

by

ammunition

train

vehicles

and

such

other

available

vehicles

as

the

situation

requires.

The

organic

am-

munition vehicles of subordinate units large tonnage capacity may be employed

that are of by the regi-

ment

to

assist

in

hauling

ammunition

for

their

re-

spective units point. When inadequate to

from the army ammunition supply the means within the regiment are accomplish these results, application

should be made to closer support by (See par. 3b(5).)

division for additional trucks or the ammunition supply agency.

d. (1) The regimental ammunition supply point is established and operated by the regimental muni- tions officer as described in b and c above.

(2) When required by the situation, one or more battalions may be directed to return all ammunition

train vehicles to the regimental ammunition

point. Ordinarily, unloaded at the

ammunition

train trucks

regimental

ammunition

supply are not supply

point unless the probability of heavy makes it advisable to send all or part

expenditures of them back

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