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An 88-year-old veteran of World War II who was injured at the Battle of Okinawa has died of injured after being outside his lodge in in Spokane, Wash., apparently by two teenagers.

Delbert Belton, known as "Shorty," died Thursday from head injuries suffered in the attack Wednesday night outside the Eagles Lodge.

Police say they received a call about an assault and found the victim sitting in his car.

KXLY-TV quotes witnesses as saying two black male suspects attacked Belton as he was about to head inside the lodge to play pool.

Police, who have examined surveillance footage, say they are looking for two possible suspects between the ages of 16 and 19.

The Spokane TV station quotes Belton's friends as saying that he was wounded during the Battle for Okinawa.