Medical Kits & Equipment

Battle dressings or individual first aid kits were carried by every soldier. More elaborate Corpsmans Pouches, group first aid kits, and vehicle or aircraft kits were supplied to provide for the casualties that inevitably occurred. As battlefield medical supplies improved, the kits changed and were upgraded.

Medic Estevan Garcia of the 1-505th Parachute Infantry Regiment prepares his medical supply bag, during a medical assistance mission conducted in a village located near Keyki, Afghanistan, Operation Enduring Freedom, 29 July 2002
Medic Estevan Garcia of the 1-505th Parachute Infantry Regiment prepares his medical supply bag, during a medical assistance mission conducted in a village located near Keyki, Afghanistan, Operation Enduring Freedom, 29 July 2002.

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Medical Kits and Equipment

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