Dear Belt Family,
My wife Victoria and I were saddened to learn of the passing of my good and great friend, Walter Belt.
Walter and I were bound together with historical interests. I wrote the book about the BATTLE OF MEDINA, August 18, 1813, the bloodiest battle ever fought on Texas soil. Three Allen family relatives of Walter were lost in that fateful battle.
I first came to know Walter in 1988 during the 175th anniversary commemoration of that battle. Since then we became very good friends. Up until a few months before his passing, he was my main email correspondent.
I miss Walter greatly and will always be grateful for the friendship of Walter, his dear wife Virginia, and members of his family
With deepest sympathy,
Robert H. Thonhoff
San Antonio, TX