"They Have Cost Us Our Lives"

Abby Zimet

A British soldier who lost a leg fighting in Afghanistan is blasting
his treatment at the hands of the Ministry of Defense, which has
cancelled his medical discharge and insisted he repay - on their terms,
not his - money awarded him from "an administrative error." The case of
Carl Clowes, 23, whose legs were shattered when his vehicle hit a mine,
has put pressure on a government compensation system that will now pay for
only three injuries.

"I have to live with this, and the
other soldiers who are worse than me, for the rest of our lives. If the
government think it is going to cost them too much they should bring us

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