60mm Mortar Squad

The 60mm Moratar Squad

Aonther stage of my training is as a member of a 60mm mortar squad. There are three squads in the section and one section in the weapons platoon. Each squad consists of a squad leader, a gunner, an assistant gunner, and two ammunition bearers.

As squad leader, I would determine the place from which the mortar is to be fired and then take up a position from which I might observe and direct the fire.

As gunner, I mount the mortar and lay it for elevation and deflection. As assistant gunner, I would load the mortar and, if necessary, take over the position of gunner. As ammunition bearer, I would keep the mortar constantly supplied with ammunition and be prepared to replace the gunner or assistant gunner if it were necessary.





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