Heavy Machine-Gun Squad

The Heavy Machine-Gun Squad

The heavy machine gun platoon consists of two sections of two squads each. Each squad is made up of a squad leader, one gunner, an assistant gunner, and four ammunition bearers.

When my individual training is completed, I will begin my team training, for it is as a team that our crew-served weapons are operated. As squad leader, it would be my job to indicate where the gun will be mounted and to direct its fire. As gunner, I would fire the weapon, assisted by the assistant gunner who would take my place if necessary. As an ammunition bearer, I would help in supplying ammunition for our gun and be ready to replace any other member of our crew, if the need arose.





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