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U.S. Engineer Squad
In Company of Heroes, one can garrison his/her troops inside a building. While in a building, infantry will actively open windows or doors and shoot out of these openings. Infantry garrisoned are considered to be in heavy cover and therefore take far less damage than when out in the open. As well, while garrisoned in most buildings, all American and German infantrymen can convert standard buildings into makeshift barracks (forward barracks) which produce other infantrymen or anti-tank weapons but not any form of vehicles (e.g. Tanks, Armoured Cars, Motor Bikes or Jeeps).
While in buildings, infantry are highly vulnerable to incendiary devices like flamethrowers and incendiary grenades. As well, when infantry units fire out of windows or openings they are exposed to enemy fire, and will take more hits. While in buildings, infantry are very exposed to tank and anti-tank fire, for they are stationary and cannot avoid being hit while inside the building. Buildings are also defenseless against well aimed artillery and will collapse after receiving enough damage. This will kill all infantry inside the building.