Litter bearers are vital for the survival of a
corpsman by all the troops in the vicinity can
casualty, in the maintenance of good morale,
have a demoralizing effect on other troops.
and most of all to prevent loss of firepower for
Incidents have occurred when inexperienced
the defending platoons. For these reasons, it is
t r o o p s have panicked because of frenzied
vital that provisions for litter bearers be included
shouting of the whole squad for a corpsman to
in the MEDEVAC plan.
take care of a single casualty.
Figure 3-16.--Sample of landing zone brief.