Figure 4-10. Truck, cargo, 2 -ton, 6x6, wide bed.
b. Load Litters. Load 12 litter casualties in the following manner. A four-man
litter squad is normally used. Secure each litter to the vehicle as it is loaded into place.
The illustration shows only nine litters being transported: three litters on the
floor in the front of the truck (hidden in illustration), three litters on the floor in
the rear of the truck, and three litters on the seats.
(1) First group of three litters. Load the first group of three litters crosswise
across the seats in the front half (near the cab) of the truck with the litter handles resting
on the seats and with the casualties placed head to foot.
(a) The bearers approach the left (driver's) side of the rear of the truck
in a four-man carry, stop three paces from the truck, and execute a litter post carry
(casualty's feet toward the truck).
(b) The front bearer (bearer between the litter and the truck) turns and
faces the litter. The bearers then raise the litter to the level of the seats.
(c) The front bearer releases the front litter handles, climbs in the truck
bed, receives the front litter handles (litter handles nearest the casualty's feet), and
places the front stirrups on the left (driver's side) seat.