SPOKANE, Wash. -- Hundreds of people attended the funeral of a World War II veteran who was beaten to death last week in a robbery.
88-year-old Delbert Belton was buried with full military honors Thursday at a cemetery in Spokane, Wash.
Friends remembered Belton as a kind man who loved to dance, play pool and work on cars.
Dozens of American flags flew near his grave and a vocalist sang "We'll Meet Again." Known as "Shorty" because he was barely 5 feet tall, Belton was wounded in the leg during the Battle of Okinawa.
He later worked 30 years at an aluminum factory in Spokane.
Two 16-year-old boys have been charged with first degree murder in Belton's death.