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Delbert Belton Buried with Military Honors

Delbert Belton, a World War II veteran, was buried with military honors at Greenwood Memorial Terrace on Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013. Hundreds of people from the community attended to show their respects.

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Dave Kastel with the Patriot Guard Riders, stands sentry before the graveside service for Delbert “Shorty” Belton, Aug. 29, 2013, at Greenwood Memorial Terrace.


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Members of the Patriot Guard Riders stand sentry before the start of a public memorial for Delbert “Shorty” Belton at Greenwood Memorial Terrace, Thursday, August 29, 2013, in Spokane, Wash. The World War II veteran Belton, who died, Aug. 21, 2013, after being beaten to death during a robbery, was buried with full military honors.


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Members of the Spokane Police Motor Unit, escorts the family of Delbert Belton to a graveside service in Greenwood Memorial Terrace, Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013, in Spokane, Wash.


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Pallbearers remove Delbert Belton’s casket from a hearse during a graveside service, Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013, in Greenwood Memorial Terrace in Spokane, Wash.


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With hundreds in attendance, Spokane veteran Delbert Belton is buried with full military honors during a public service at Greenwood Memorial Terrace on Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013.


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U.S. Army Lt. Col. John P. Kowzan (Ret.) performs taps during the graveside service for Delbert Belton in Greenwood Memorial Terrace, Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013, in Spokane, Wash.


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Members of the Fairchild Honor Guard fire off a salute to Delbert “Shorty” Belton during his memorial service, Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013, at Greenwood Memorial Terrace in Spokane, Wash.


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Staff Sgt. Joshua Daly with the United States Army Area Veterans Honor Guard presents Delbert Belton’s great granddaughter Natasha Belton with the American flag during a graveside service, Aug. 29, 2013, in Greenwood Memorial Terrace.


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At the graveside service Thursday at Greenwood Memoiral Terrace, friends of Delbert “Shorty” Belton wear T-shirts in his memory.


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The gravestone of Delbert “Shorty” Belton on display during his graveside service Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013, at Greenwood Memorial Terrace in Spokane Wash.

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