WW II vet survived Okinawa; beaten to death by black teens

An 88-year old veteran of World War II, wounded in the leg at Okinawa, was found beaten to death outside of his lodge in Spokane, Washington. USA Today: An 88-year-old World War II vet who was wounded at Okinawa has died from head injuries suffered in a beating outside his lodge in in Spokane, Wash., apparently by two teenagers. Delbert Belton, known as "Shorty," died Thursday from head injuries suffered in the attack Wednesday night outside the Eagles Lodge. Police say they received a call about an assault and found the victim sitting in his car. KXLY-TV quotes witnesses as saying two black male suspects attacked Belton as he was about to head inside the lodge to play pool. KHQ-TV reports that police believe the assault was a random attack. Police, who have examined surveillance footage, say they are looking for two possible suspects between the ages of 16 and 19. A friend, Ted Denison, told The Spokesman-Review that Belton was shot in the leg during the fighting in Okinawa...(Read Full Post)