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Army Mules - In the pre-mechanized days of the US Army, the mule was the primary method of hauling men, weapons, ammunition, goods, materials, water, chow, medical supplies and the thousands of items necessary to keep the troops deployed & supplied in the field.  Most every unit had a transport section or pack train attached to haul their loads.

 

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Hawaiian Department, Schofield Barracks, 1914

 

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Two U.S. Army Medical Department Ambulances - Tending to their mules.  Note the Caduceus, Red Cross and the Red Cross flag in the right foreground

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US Army Medical Encampment, 1913 Hawaiian Brigade Maneuvers, Oahu, T.H.

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Mule Drawn Hospital Ambulance, Hawaiian Department maneuvers 1914

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Hawaiian Division Pack Train, Schofield Barracks, T.H. 1930's

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Cool thread. Neat topic! I thought I had a postcard with a 1916 ish Signal Corps wagon and mules. But I just dug it out and it has wagons but no mules. Mis remembering something? Me? And I'm not just horsing around about it.I

Mikie

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21st Infantry Regiment 'Gimlets' Pack Train on parade, Schofield Barracks, T.H., Leilehua plains 1920's

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21st Infantry Regiment  - Note the crossed rifles on the Mules foreheads

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Mule Pack with Mountain Gun, 1923

 

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Army Mule with mountain gun tube

NARA photograph

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The Phillips Pack Saddle, 1928

 

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27th Infantry 'Wolfhounds' Regiment Machine Gun Company (Mule, Pack)

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US 21st Infantry 'Gimlet' Regiment, Service Company (Mule, Pack) 1937

Hawaiian Division, Schofield Barracks, T.H.

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21st Infantry 'Gimlet Regiment, Service Company (Mule, Pack) 1937

Ordnance Artificer & Medical Loads

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Note the Hawaiian 'Taro' Division Insignia on the Crates

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Telephone & Signalers Loads

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Service Company Machine Gun & Medical Section

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Machine Gun Ammunition Loads

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Service Company Machine Gun (Mule, Pack)

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Army Mule with M20 75mm Recoilless Rifle

NARA photograph

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MARS Task Force Burma

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Pack Howitzer Mountain Battery

 

Howitzer tube with muzzle and breech covers, lifting bar: 229.0 lbs. Total weight: 339.5 lbs

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Wheels and breech block: 217.5 lbs. Accessories: 32.0 lbs.
Phillips Cargo Pack Saddle: 94.5 lbs. Total weight: 344.0 lbs

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Bottom sleigh with recoil mechanism, one lifting bar, two oil cans, one oil carrier: 224.6 lbs. Total weight: 330.7 lbs

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Rear trail, trail hand spike, axle, sight: 248.0 lbs. Total weight: 341.9 lbs

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Cradle, top sleigh, one lifting bar: 228.5 lbs. Total weight: 334.6 lbs

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Front trail and one lifting bar: 243.0 lbs. Total weight: 341.9 lbs

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Pioneer kit: tools, picket line, ropes: 144.5 lbs. Total weight: 239.0 lbs

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