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RE: Medics in SG2

From: "Glover, Owen" <oglover@m...>
Date: Sat, 31 Oct 1998 19:06:29 +1000
Subject: RE: Medics in SG2

-----Original Message-----
From: John M. Atkinson []
Subject: Re: Medics in SG2

Kenneth Winland wrote:

>	  Most medics do carry weapons... even though it may be
> In Vietnam, a number of medics carried CAR-15s, shotguns,or M1911s. 
>	  A friend of ours who is a capting in the US special forces
> that in some sf teams, the medic is the guy who carries the SAW.

Well, in LRRP or similiar SF style team/patrols the "Medic" is more than
likely not 'just a medic'. In the Austaralian SASR and Infantry Recon
Platoon, the 'medic' is really just another specialist position in the
patrol, along with Comms, Demolitions or maybe Heavy Weapons (ie SAW).

So perhaps best not to cover SF in the same discussion.

Regular Army Infantry Battalions generally don't deploy Medical Corps
below Coy level. As for arms, a small arms (carbine, SMG etc) for self
protection is allowed under the GC.

Owen G

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