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Walmart stops screwing soldiers

That’s big of them — dropping the extra fee to mail to APO addresses. A discrepancy between shipping rates charged to stateside customers and to military customers overseas was highlighted in a recent Stars and Stripes article. The shipping costs for a $120 order to Walmart were nearly five times the cost of the same ...

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LONDON - JUNE 09: Actor Tommy Steele poses in costume to launch the London Palladium's festive panto "Scrooge" on June 9, 2005 in London, England. Steele also unveiled a plaque in the Cinderella Bar honouring his record-breaking number of headlining performances on this famous London stage. (Photo by MJ Kim/Getty Images)

That's big of them -- dropping the extra fee to mail to APO addresses.

A discrepancy between shipping rates charged to stateside customers and to military customers overseas was highlighted in a recent Stars and Stripes article. The shipping costs for a $120 order to Walmart were nearly five times the cost of the same order being sent to a stateside address."

That’s big of them — dropping the extra fee to mail to APO addresses.

A discrepancy between shipping rates charged to stateside customers and to military customers overseas was highlighted in a recent Stars and Stripes article. The shipping costs for a $120 order to Walmart were nearly five times the cost of the same order being sent to a stateside address.”

As if Sam Walton’s heirs weren’t wealthy enough.

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Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at ricksblogcomment@gmail.com. Twitter: @tomricks1

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