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marching distance under possible hostile conditions. Detrain-
ing points should be so selected that the troops will be
reasonably free from interference while detraining. The point
selected should also be such as will least interfere with regu-
lar traffic or with troop trains which are to follow.
e. It may be necessary to dispose some of the first troops
to arrive to cover detrainment of later arrivals. Upon detrain-
ment, troops should take up such formations as will enable
them best to protect themselves against attack. Detrainment,
however, should be wih a minimum of public notice. If
possible, action against the lawless elements should be de-
ferred until troops have reached and occupied their bivouac
areas, from which outposts should be extended far enough
to protect the main body from small-arms fire of rioters.
f. The supply situation may make it advisable for detrain-
ing troops to carry a 24-hour supply of personal equipment
41. MOTOR MARCHES. a. For the conduct of motor
marches, see FM 25-10.
b. The security of the motor column during a motor
march is the responsibility of the march commander. Such
secrecy measures are adopted as the situation requires.
c. The column is preceded by an advance guard consisting
of two or more vehicles. Flank and rear guards are dispatched
d. One or more advance reconnaissance patrols should
operate well ahead of the column. Their principal mission is
to gain and maintain contact with the groups creating the
disturbance, and provide the troop commander with timely
information as to the location, strength, composition, and
activities of the lawless element. Light vehicles equipped
with two-way radio are suitable for this mission.
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