Serving His Country

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Marine Staff Sgt. Bill Murwin had to have one of his feet amputated after being wounded by a grenade in Iraq. He spent several weeks in military hospitals in Germany and the United States. He got his medical care for free, but the government billed him for the costs of his meals. Worse, just days after he received his first bill, Murwin also got a letter saying the bill was overdue. The government threatened to turn the bill over to a collection agency. Turns out that's official government policy. Murwin isn't happy about the bill, but he says the soldiers who are really hurt are the privates and corporals who barely make enough to get by anyway.