Skip to comments.Teenagers Beat US WWII Veteran Delbert Belton to Death in ‘Random Attack’
Posted on 08/23/2013 6:36:31 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
An 88-year-old American World War II veteran has been beaten to death by two teenagers in an apparently random attack in the state of Washington.
Police found Delbert Belton suffering from severe head injuries in the parking lot of a pool venue he frequented in the eastern city of Spokane.
Belton, who had survived being shot in a leg during the Battle of Okinawa, was rushed to hospital but died hours later.
Police claim the retired aluminium company worker was just about to enter the Eagles Lodge pool venue and play the game he loved, when two men, believed to be aged 19 and 16, assaulted him.
"It does appear random," Spokane police Lt Mark Griffiths told reporters. "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."
Widowed for a few years, Belton reportedly went to the Eagles Lodge at least twice a week, to have a game and meet friends he used to work with at the local Kaiser aluminum factory.
According to his friends, who called him "Shorty", he had never had an altercation outside the lodge before.
"I don't understand how somebody could do this. I really don't," Ted Denison, Belton's best friend for 23 years, told local news channel KXLY.
Belton served in the US Army in the Pacific during WWII. Police are on a manhunt for the two suspects and have released pictures of them taken at the crime scene.
It is the second random killing to shock America in recent days.
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They were just bored dontchaknow
I can’t wait till they catch these “sons of 0bama” and they spend a little time in the big house. I’m guessing some skinheads may want to “converse” with them.
Are we allowed to describe the teenagers and how they look like? /s
We have to get this news from across the pond.
The Stateside Isvestia Press will spike the story, or at least bury it in the d-section.
Ben Stein proposed a reflection and answer to this question.
This is a part of the breakdown of the black youth in America. It has zero to do with the Second Amendment ... This is a crisis. Absent parents. The gang control of thought. The scourge of drugs. These have created a catastrophe for the black community. That is an immense part of the youth of this nation ... They are totally confused, absolutely immoral black kids who have grown up with the complete absence of a sense of right and wrong.
Buck & Ball is devastating.
Soft target of opportunity. Regular citizens need to begin to learn and practice OPSEC, starting with traveling with a partner and arming themselves to the maximum degree permitted by local ordinance or state statute.
Beating an old man to death for what? These thugs need to be hunted down and promptly punished. I hate to say that vigilante justice might be warranted....shoot to kill.
The animals are not afraid to be animals any more.
Hell is real. It's better to send them there, than to let them bring it here.
Let what happens to them next be an example to those who want to follow in their ways.
It already is now and look at what we and they are bringing into our world as a result. We've come full circle.
Time to return to the old ways of dealing with the evil among us.
“Are we allowed to describe the teenagers and how they look like? /s”
Two young Amish boys.
“These thugs need to be hunted down and promptly punished.”
I believe my Grandmother on this one. “Take them to the field and horse whip them”.
Three years ago in Oregon I was involved in something very similar.
Three “Obama Voters”, all over 6’ and in 20’ were threatening a older retired couple.
I jumped in between them, reached down deep within myself and firmly told them to move on.
I’m pretty sure they thought I was packing. I was not.
Probably not one of my wiser moves but it felt right at the time.
WHEN will it be TIME?
This man fought for your freedom, scum!
Delbert Belton could’ve been my grandpa...
Now somebody tell me why I don’t need a automatic rifle with a large magazine with a bunch of THUGS coming at me like this bunch. . . . .
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