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. Belton, 88, succumbed to his injuries Thursday morning at Sacred Heart Medical Center.
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Delbert Belton tried to fight off his teenage attackers
Delbert Belton fought to the end. Police said Monday that the 88-year-old World War II vet, who died last week following a brutal beating in a parking lot in Spokane, Washington, tried to fend off his attackers.
Juvenile charged with murder, robbery
A juvenile has been arrested by Spokane police in connection with the beating death of an 88-year-old World War II veteran this week, police said Friday.