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updated: 7/31/2012 8:08 AM

WWII veteran attacked on Chicago street

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Family members say a World War II veteran is recovering after being beaten and robbed on a Chicago street during his weekly walk to a corner store to buy lottery tickets.

The Chicago Tribune reports that police have charged three people -- ages 15, 17 and 20 -- with robbery of a senior citizen in Monday's attack.

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The 87-year-old veteran's daughter, Cynthia Steward-Jones, says the attackers knocked out his hearing aid, broke his dentures, smashed his glasses and bruised his face. He was treated at a hospital, and Steward-Jones says he's now recovering in the home they share.

Steward-Jones says the robbery left her father saddened by the actions of the younger generation. But she says they're touched by the kindness of two good Samaritans who stopped to help.

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