3-35. DOWNHILL/DOWNSTAIRS CARRY
The downhill or downstairs carry (figure 3-34) is used to carry a litter down a hill or
down a flight of stairs.
Figure 3-34. Downhill carry.
a. Upon the command "Downhill Carry" (or "Downstairs Carry"), the bearers
position themselves to perform the carry.
(1) From a four-man carry. The following instructions assume the litter squad
is in a normal four-man carry and no rotation is needed.
(a) The bearer at the casualty's left shoulder (bearer three) switches his litter
handle from his right hand to his left hand, steps between the litter handles, and grasps
the litter handle held by bearer one.
(b) Bearer one releases his handle, moves to the front, and faces the litter.
(c) The bearers supporting the front of the litter (bearers two and four) remain
in their positions at the casualty's feet.