M-5 Medical Aid Bag

Photos were provided by Jean-Luc Delauve Web Master of Gia Vuc A-camp Website

The larger of the two medical aid bags that medics carried in the field.  I carried the following items in my M-5 bag.  I.V. Bottle, I.V. Set Up, Compressed Bandages, Gauze Rolls, Elastic Bandages, Triangle Bandages, Stomach Bandage, Wire Splints, Adhesive Tape, Paper Tape (This tape held better than any other tape in Vietnam), Aspirin with and with out codeine, LTH - cough medicine with and without codeine, Darvon, Burn Ointment, Neosporin for cuts, Eye Ointment to relieve itching and burning, Q-tips, 2" Gauze Pads, Physohex Soap, Peroxide, mercurochrome, Epinephrine Syringe and Needle, Benadryl, Ornade, Alcohol.  These are some of the items we carried in the M-5 Bag.  Morphine was always carried on my person and never in the aid bags.

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