3-31. TWO-MAN CARRY MODIFIED FOR A TUNNEL
The two-man carry can be modified to move the litter through a tunnel or
culvert. In the modified carry, the bearer carrying the front of the litter turns and faces
the casualty. This bearer moves backward while moving the litter. All bearers crawl
on their knees through the tunnel or culvert.
3-32. LITTER POST CARRY
The litter post carry is used to move the litter over rough, uneven terrain and for
low barbed wire.
a. Upon the command "Litter Post Carry," the bearers position themselves to
perform the carry (figure 3-30). The following instructions assume the bearers begin in a
regular four-man carry formation.
(1) 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.
(2) The bearer at the casualty's right foot (bearer two) switches his litter-handle
from his left hand to his right hand, steps between the litter-handles, and grasps the litter
handle held by bearer four.
(3) The bearer at the casualty's right shoulder (bearer one) releases his handle,
moves to a position at the casualty's right hip, and grasps the near litter pole.
(4) The bearer at the casualty's left foot (bearer four) releases his handle,
moves to a position at the casualty's left hip, and grasps the near litter pole.
b. When given the command "MOVE," the bearers move forward slowly with the
bearers at the sides keeping the litter steady and level.
c. After moving across the rough terrain, the command "Four-Man Carry, MOVE"
is given to resume the original carry. Upon the preparatory command, the position
changes given in paragraph a above are reversed. The bearers then move forward
carrying the litter on the command of execution.