That's pretty asinine. The days of the Weapons Platoons are a thing of the past, unless you're going on a MEU. It's becoming increasingly common for 0331's to be part of line platoons for their entire enlistment. Any squad without a Medium MG in an environment like Afghanistan would be pretty undermanned, I'd imagine. Towards the end of our deployments in 07', it got bad enough where we would start taking them on dismounted patrols. It was a surprise really, we all figured there would be no need for it.