Infantry Drills

2-124: Bounding Overwatch

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2-124. Bounding overwatch is similar to fire and movement in which one unit
overwatches the movement of another. (See figure 2-30, page 2-50.) The difference is there is no actual enemy contact. Bounding overwatch is used when the leader expects contact. The key to this technique is the proper use of terrain.

Figure 2-30. Platoon bounding overwatch

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