The Field Dressing


Field Dressing  [Front]Another basic piece of equipment I always carried in the field was the combat bandage, stored in a four by five-inch canvas pouch.  The bandage was sealed in a clear plastic bag to keep out moisture.



Field Dressing  [Back] It unfolded to a six inch wide, one inch thick bandage designed specifically for combat wounds.  Two-foot gauze ties extended from both sides.  In use, the bandage was placed over a wound and the ties fastened to hold it in place.  After three weeks in the field I decided to carry more than one of these, also.




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The Field Dressing:  Tales Of A War Far Away
Copyright 1995 Kirk S. Ramsey
Pictures Copyright 1995 Bob Lindgren
Last modified: March 02, 1995