Badly wounded soldier has money stolen


Donations For Wounded Afghan War Vet Stolen

FAIRVIEW TOWNSHIP (KDKA) ― A local community has been chipping in to help a soldier wounded while serving in Afghanistan, but now they’re searching for a thief who stole their generous donations.

Kevin Kammerdiener, from Butler County, suffered brain injuries when his Army convoy was attacked outside Jalalabad.

A few days ago, someone broke into the Hometown Grill Café in Fairview Township and stole a can full of cash – about $200 – donated to help Kammerdiener’s family.

Matt Hillwig is a friend of Kammerdiener and wears a “Pray for Kevin” bracelet.

“Give them the benefit of the doubt. Maybe they didn’t know what happened and just took the money,” he says, “but still, it’s just ridiculous.”

State Police are investigating the theft. Owners of the café say they’re going to put up the money that was stolen.


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