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Family: Vietnam vet beaten in south St. Louis released from hospital

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This image, sent to News 4 by a family member of the victim, shows the man in the hospital after the attack This image, sent to News 4 by a family member of the victim, shows the man in the hospital after the attack
SOUTH ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) -

A Vietnam veteran beaten and robbed in the Dutchtown South has been released from the hospital, the family told News 4.

In interview with News 4, 67-year-old David Vo said he remembers everything up until the point where he was beaten, robbed, and left on a sidewalk Wednesday.

“Right now I still remember. No, I don't forget anything," Vo said through his daughter-in-law, who translated.

Police say a witness saw three teens leaving the scene at Grand and Taft, where they allegedly left Vo unconscious on the sidewalk.

Vo’s daughter-in-law Kristina Vo said his health has improved faster than the family expected.

“If you compare the before and the now, it's just a huge difference," Kristina Vo said.

The family says that improvement is thanks in part to the people who called for help. Through media coverage of the story, the family found one witness recently.

“We made the call to her right here in this (living) room,” Kristina Vo said, “And we cried. I cried.”

Kristina Vo added the actions of those who helped has given her father-in-law a positive outlook.

“He has more hope for the future, because now there's good people. And there are bad people, but there are good people out there,” Kristina Vo said.

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