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Published On: Thu, Aug 22nd, 2013

Delbert Belton, WWII Vet, beaten to death by two black teens in Spokane – suspect photos released

WWII veteran Delbert Belton survived being wounded in action during the Battle of Okinawa only to be beaten and left for dead by two teens at the Eagles Lodge in Spokane on Wednesday evening.

That’s the tagline at KXLY, reporting on the tragic death of Belton, age 89, who has died after the beating in the parking lot of the Eagles Lodge. UPDATE: He was beaten with a flashight

UPDATE: Suspects named, one arrested and one still at large – read that update here

Initially Spokane police reported they are “are looking for two male suspects in the attack. They said the suspects are African Americans between 16 and 19 years old. One suspect was described as heavy set and wearing all black clothing. The other was described as being about 6 feet tall and 150 pounds. There was no description of what clothing the second suspect was wearing other than a silk do-rag.”

The police have now released two photos from the video surveillance. (story con’t below)

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Story con’t:

“It does appear random. He was in the parking lot, it appears he was assaulted in the parking lot and there was no indication that he would have known these people prior to the assault,” Spokane Police Major Crimes Detective Lieutenant Mark Griffiths said.

Belton died from his injuries Thursday morning at Sacred Heart Medical Center.

“Shorty,” as he was known by his friends at the Eagles Lodge, served in the U.S. Army in the Pacific during WWII and was shot in the leg during the Battle of Okinawa.

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- Catherine "Kaye" Wonderhouse, a proud descendant of the Wunderhaus family is the Colorado Correspondent who will add more coverage, interviews and reports from this midwest area.

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  1. […] trial for Kenan Adams-Kinard and Demetrius Glenn, the two teens who murdered a senior WWII vet has been […]

  2. […] Straub said the two suspects were looking to commit a robbery and that instead the suspects beat Belton with a flash… outside of the Eagles Ice-A-Rena. He died Thursday […]

  3. Joe says:

    Separation is not always discrimination. If a person is confused about what his/her gender is, all they have to do is look down. Get a mirror if they have to, but look down. It’s not rocket science. If some guy is feeling a bit girlie some day, and he’s still attached to a penis, he still shouldn’t get access to female facilities where they have a right to their privacy. We separate the genders in certain socially acceptable ways for a reason. Always have, always should. It’s a no brainer.

  4. Allph says:

    He could have been any ou our old folks… these two scum of the earth garbage bags must fry in the electric chair !!! NO MERCY for sub huma behavior like nazis ! Death penalty alone can be punishment.

  5. […] Spokane Police Department has arrested a suspect in the brutal beating death of a WWII veteran who was killed in the parking lot of a pool […]

  6. Will Piers Morgan now want flashlights banned as well as guns??!

  7. […] hot topic | August 24, 2013 | 0 Comments The Global Dispatch Delbert Belton , WWII Vet, beaten to death by two black teens in Spokane … The Global Dispatch WWII veteran Delbert Belton survived being wounded in action during the Battle of Okinawa only to be beaten and left for dead by two teens at the Eagles Lodge in Spokane on Wednesday evening. That's the tagline at KXLY, reporting on the tragic death of  … …Source […]

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  9. Joseph says:

    They publicize Treyvon and had riots, but a WW2 Veteran’s death means nothing? What kind of nation are we?

  10. aaron says:

    These poor youth… if only they weren’t held back by “this evil society” and left to fully blossom, then they would be able to reach their full potential and be able to work and be trusting employees, home owners, loving fathers to beautiful families.

    If only this evil racist society had not ” nurtured” them into these monsters and just let them blossom from from their nature state ,then they would have been just wonderful.

    Unfortunately as unpleasant as it may seem, “we ” ( society) can’t guilt are way out of the darker truth… it is vary dark in deed!

  11. Alex says:

    The man survived the deadliest war the earth has ever seen, served his country by laying on foreign beaches with bullets and artillery flying over his head… savagely killed by 2 punks who he went to war for.

  12. Biker Bawb says:

    Where is Obama and Al Sharpton ????!!!!
    Nothing to gain here politically or monetarily, huh.
    Just like I thought.

  13. It takes REAL COWARDs to beat up an innocent older man let alone to beat him to death.
    Love waxing COLD in these last days.
    +++
    Wake up America – the Wrath of Almighty God is coming!

  14. […] Delbert Belton, WWII Vet, beaten to death by two black teens in Spokane – suspect photos relea… (theglobaldispatch.com) […]

    • amaia says:

      i think what they did was wrong and unresponsible and stupid they should at least be put away for more that what there in there for i should be a law not to kill our history

  15. […] Delbert Belton, WWII Vet, beaten to death by two black teens in Spokane – suspect photos relea… (theglobaldispatch.com) […]

  16. roger says:

    Track down the f***** n****** and kill the bastards!

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