WWII Veteran Gets Attacked And Beaten For His Wallet But Never Gives It Up

86yo Paul Browning(Courtesy WLWT)
86 yo Paul Browning(Courtesy WLWT)

Cincinnati – (Courtesy WLWT)

I have always said that Veterans of WWII are some of the hardest, toughest Vets I know, and 86-year-old Paul Browning proves my point. He was visiting his ailing wife at a local hospital when he was attacked by Craig Phelps, beaten and thrown to the ground while Craig attempted to steal his wallet. One thing Craig didn’t realize, is this man fought in WWII and he wasn’t going to allow some scum to take his wallet!

Here is a photo of the perp:

Craig Phelps
Craig Phelps

Here is the complete story courtesy of WLWT:

A World War II veteran is hospitalized after he was attacked in the parking lot of Good Samaritan Hospital.

Craig Phelps tried to steal 86-year-old veteran Paul Browning’s wallet, according to an arrest report.

Members of Browning’s family told WLWT he refused to give Phelps, 30, his wallet.

Browning was then punched and pushed to the ground, family members said.

“After he beat him down to the ground and tried to take his wallet, my dad let him know he wasn’t going to get his wallet. Then he reached down and helped lift him up and told him he was sorry and that he thought he was somebody else,” his son Marvin Browning said.

Paul Browning had been visiting his 89-year-old wife Ilda in the hospital and was walking out to his car when he was attacked, family members told WLWT. Marvin said his dad had been visiting Ilda, his wife of 65 years, every day.

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