Spokane Veteran Delbert Belton Buried With Military Honors
SPOKANE, Wash. - World War II veteran Delbert Belton was buried with military honors
at Greenwood Memorial Terrace on Thursday. Hundreds of people attended
to show their respects to the beloved man.
The ceremony reflected Belton's life and the sacrifices he made to
our country. A family friend sang the song 'We'll Meet Again.' The
Patriot Guard also took part in the ceremony.
Friends remembered Belton as a kind, gentle man who loved to dance
and play pool, a man who would do anything for a friend and those he
didn't even know. Belton was 88 years old at the time of his death
and police say he was randomly beaten and killed by two sixteen year
olds who are now in the Spokane County Jail.
Spokane Police arrested Demetrius Glenn last Thursday night and
Kenan Adams Kinard was arrested a few days later after being found
inside a home on West Montgomery.
The story has gone global with Veterans and others who are outraged
at the random murder of Belton, but Thursday was a day solely meant to
remember and celebrate the life of "Shorty." On Friday, August 30 at
2:00 p.m., the family will have a more intimate church service at
North Hill Disciples of Christ. The public is invited to attend. Watch
KHQ Local News at 5 and 6 for team coverage.