conditions. When reinforcing is required, an ambulance from the ambulance platoon of
the supporting medical company performs the evacuation.
4-25. MEDICAL SECTION, AIR DEFENSE ARTILLERY BATTALION
a. Organization. The air defense artillery battalion medical section is organized
into one section, but contains all functional elements. Its organization is similar to that of
field artillery battalions (para 4-24b, above).
b. Employment. In addition to the general scheme of employment, the
following apply to health service support of air defense artillery battalions:
(1) The medical section provides a battery aidman to each firing battery,
and one ambulance, with driver, to evacuate patients from battery locations to the
battalion aid station.
(2) In the event firing batteries, platoons, or sections are assigned separate
missions; a realignment of battery aidmen may be required. When batteries, or portions
thereof, are operating in brigade areas, health service support, other than that given by
battery aidmen, is provided by the nearest supporting medical unit.
(3) Evacuation of patients to treatment stations ambulances of the nearest
4-26. MEDICAL SECTION, ENGINEER BATTALION
a. Organization. The engineer battalion medical section is organic to the
headquarters company (Figure 2-7 of lesson 2). It consists of a PA and 15-18 enlisted
men, depending upon the type of division. Three-company aidmen are assigned per
combat engineer company.
(1) Company aidmen normally are located with supported companies and
provide emergency medical care to company personnel. When the platoons are
employed separately, additional company aidmen from the medical section of the
engineer battalion may be required. A company aidman normally accompanies the
atomic demolitions team.
Only one ambulance is available in the battalion, normally a 1/4--ton
(3) The engineer battalion can be employed as an infantry unit. When this
occurs, the battalion medical section must be reinforced with additional aidmen
ambulances and equipment to make it comparable to the medical platoon of a combat