It amazes me the lack of humanity and level of barbarity some people exhibit. Now the latest, 16-year-olds beating to death an 88-year-old World War II veteran. I bet these little criminals have no idea what Delbert “Shorty” Belton did for them. All the sacrifices he made to ensure freedom for America, only to be killed in his twilight years by two pieces of human garbage who wanted the few dollars in his pocket. This is the definition of tragic. More and more I am completely disgusted with people.
— Randy Bjorgan Jr.
Anchorage Daily News