2-12. LOAD BEARING EQUIPMENT CARRY
Steps for performing three variations of the load bearing equipment (LBE) carry
are given below. The first version is used only if the casualty is conscious and can
stand. The LBE carry can be used to move the casualty for a long distance.
a. Load Bearing Equipment Carry: Method 1 (Standing Casualty).
(1) Loosen or have another soldier loosen all suspender straps on your
LBE (figure 2-11 A).
Squat down in front of the standing casualty.
(3) Have the casualty place one leg into the loop formed by your
suspenders and pistol belt (figure 2-11 B).
Have the casualty place his other leg into the loop.
(5) Have the casualty lean forward and put his arms over your shoulders
(figure 2-11 C). This places his weight onto your back.
(6) Stand up. Keep leaning forward to keep the casualty's weight
balanced on your back.
(7) Walk forward, staying somewhat bent forward to keep the casualty's
weight balanced on your back.
(a) If you do not need to carry anything, you may grip the casualty's
wrists (same palms down position used in the pack-strap carry) to help maintain
balance (figure 2-11 D).
(b) If you need to use your hands, have the casualty use one hand to
grasp his wrist (figure 2-11 E) or clasp his hands together.
b. Load Bearing Equipment Carry: Method 2 (Using Your Load Bearing
(1) Position the casualty on his back (figure 2-12 A). Turn the casualty
using the procedures given in paragraph 2-4, if needed.
Remove your LBE and loosen all suspender straps on the LBE.
(3) Lift one of the casualty's legs and place it through the loop formed by
the suspenders and pistol belt (figure 2-12 B); then do the same with the other leg.