MILWAUKEE -- Veterans continue to share strong reactions to word of the accusations against Kevin Kavanaugh, who is accused of stealing more than $40,000 from organizations that distribute money to veterans.
Vietnam veterans meeting at Dry Hootch Coffee House aren't at a loss for words just one day after Milwaukee County DA John Chisholm announced embezzlement charges against Kavanaugh. Veteran Dennis Pawlak says, "With the veterans' funds being used therefore misused, I really don't like that. Anything with the veterans, you know, because I'm a very conscious veteran and I'm a proud veteran."
Kavanaugh himself is a Vietnam veteran, a former member of the Milwaukee County Veterans Service Commission, and former Treasurer of a local chapter of the Military Order of the Purple Heart.
Some veterans say it's not the money, but the reputation of veterans organizations they're concerned about.