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Porter Cross, who suffered a hairline fracture to his jaw and other injuries when he was robbed by three men on July 30, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

WWII Vet Who Was Mugged Heartened By Support From Community

Just three days ago, he suffered a horrible beating, and the injuries World War II Navy veteran Porter Cross had suffered had confined him to bed. But when CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley caught up with cross on Thursday, his spirits had been lifted by Chicago’s outpouring of love.

CBS 2–08/02/2012

Porter Cross, a World War II veteran, was beaten and robbed on his way home from buying Lottery tickets in the West Englewood neighborhood on July 30, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

87-Year Old World War II Veteran Robbed, Beaten

Three people, including two teenagers, have been charged with attacking and robbing an elderly World War II veteran Monday in the West Englewood neighborhood.

CBS Chicago–07/31/2012