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Fox News just reported that a WWII Veteran who was awarded the Purple Heart after being wounded on Okinawa was fatally beaten while sitting in his vehicle outside the Fraternal Order of Eagles clubhouse in Spokane. Police say that Delbert Belton was found by officers and transported to a local hospital where he died this morning. Authorities are searching for two young men ages 16 and 19 who were seen in a security video in the area.

I have a deep and abiding respect of the highest order for those Great American Heroes whose service in WWII literally saved our nation and the world from the unspeakably evil Axis Powers. With these Great Americans leaving us more and more each day it breaks my heart to see one of them lose his life in such a senseless, cruel fashion. Regarding the human excrement who perpetrated this vile act of animal savagery, I just can't say what I am thinking as it would surely get me barred from this wonderful forum. My prayers are with Mr. Belton, his loved ones and friends and may God have mercy on us for allowing our society to sink to the depths we are currently experiencing all too often today.
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Here is a source for you : WWII vet, beaten by teens outside Eagles Lodge, dies | Spokane/E. WA - KXLY.com


We should take the 2 teens to Afghanistan, unarmed. Maybe then they could get a feeling on which hell that veteran survived.
I am so angry. This man fought for the freedom of the future generations only to get killed by two thugs who don't even know what other people sacrificed for them

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When I hear of events like this one, my eyes leak profusely.
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May Shorty rest in peace and may his assailants meet swift justice.
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and it makes me very angry.
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just read this, very sad
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RIP fallen hero.

Hoping justice is served to the felons who did this.
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What courage it must have taken for two kids less than a quarter of his to age beat an old man to death. Really something for them to be proud of.

This is completely despicable; and not just because Belton was a WWII veteran, though that makes it stink more.
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I am so angry right if i use the dirty language i want to use i would be banned for life.
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To have lived through hattes and then be beaten to death by teens, I would like to be on the jury as I believe in eye for an eye .

Back I my day you harmed an old person you didn't need to worry about the police. My family would have taken care of it.

These kids can not justify picking on someone that might harm them so they pick on the old and defenseless.

May you RIP Mr. Belton
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I checked this thread first thing this morning hoping to read that they got the two.
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This new sickens me, there is nothing that I can say to express my disgust of the teens involved.
May God rest Mr. Belton's soul, I pray that he is in heaven with his wife.
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Low life's. RIP Mr. Belton.
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There are so few of these heroes of the Greatest Generation left. They should be honored, not beaten to death.

But if he defended himself, against two (presumed) unarmed thugs, he would have suffered the ordeal of fighting the courts, sure he would have gotten off, but it would break him financially and emotionally.

I'm sorry, something is terrible wrong here. It's sickening to say the least.
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This stuff sickens me. It makes me want to go find some bangers and beat the stuff out of them.

Sadly, I know better and wont act on my thoughts.
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FOX just reported that one of the perps has been caught. He will quickly give up the other. This one will be interesting to follow.
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This stuff sickens me. It makes me want to go find some bangers and beat the stuff out of them.

Sadly, I know better and wont act on my thoughts.
I hear ya.
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If you really want to get steamed... read some of the reader comments on many of the mainstream "news" web sites.

Too many folks today refuse to look at the world as it is... but rather continue to obfucate and spin the facts into the world that they "hoped" it would be.
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An arrest has been made. One 16 year old who will be charged as an adult.

Teen suspect arrested in fatal beating of WWII vet, 88
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Spokane used to be a nice town. Now it seems like a mecca for gang members and meth heads.

People who commit this kind of act have no soul. God rest, keep, comfort, and protect Shorty. May Gods justice find the two (self edited) who did this.
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I live only a few miles from where this happened and use to belong to that Eagles lodge.
Beating a old man with heavy flash lights, yea, real brave of them.
Maybe if he was armed his 5ft would have looked like 10Ft ...
2ed suspect identified.
http://www.kxly.com/news/spokane-new...r/-/index.html

Too bad it wasn't me they tried that on........

Have another thing going at The Double Eagle pawn shop here.
http://www.kxly.com/news/spokane-new...z/-/index.html
Wasn't like this when I moved here 21 years ago.
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If you really want to get steamed... read some of the reader comments on many of the mainstream "news" web sites.

Too many folks today refuse to look at the world as it is... but rather continue to obfucate and spin the facts into the world that they "hoped" it would be.
I did read some and im enraged even more.
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Of course they're scum.
Of course it is a heinous act that defies description within the context of normal human behavior.

However, it does us no good to publicly cry for some form of cruel punishment that you know is impossible.
In other words, don't prove we are as stupid and/or barbaric as the anti-gunners claim we are.

I'll also remind everyone that racial issues are a banned topic here, so thinly veiled allusions to racial issues and/or discussion are banned.

RIP, Shorty. You did your part, and you deserved better.
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