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Who invented body bags as we know them today?

Question #118732. Asked by george48.

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The "modern" body bag as we know today was invented by the US Military.
Body Bag Category Specialist Equipment
Sub-Category Medics Gear
Date 1968

The body bag was made of a rubber-lined canvas and as a result was not normally carried in the field. Instead, poncho's were regularly used in the combat zone as an expedient method of carrying the dead.

Nov 22 2010, 10:27 AM
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