Sidney Walton, 100, now one of America's oldest WWII vets, was born in New York on Feb. 11th, 1919. He enlisted in the Army in 1941, nine months before Pearl Harbor, and served for the remainder of WWII. He is a survivor of the CBI (China, Burma, India) theater of combat.
Sidney regrets missing an historic moment to meet some of the last veterans of the Civil War. To make up for that regret, Sidney is visiting every state's capital to meet all 50 governors and the President, and greet millions of patriotic Americans along the way.
Sidney celebrated his 100th birthday in New York, with appearances on The Today Show and ABC World News with David Muir, and a standing ovation at Madison Square Garden's Westminster dog show. He also appeared on Fox & Friends. (see video).
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19 GOVERNORS HAVE WELCOMED SIDNEY!!!
1. 4/24/18 - RI Gov. Gina Raimondo (appointed Honorary Brigadier General - see video)
2. 4/30 - MA Gov. Charlie Baker (honored at Fenway) - see article/video
3. 5/4 - ME Gov. Paul LePage - see video
4. 5/10 - CT Gov. Dannel Malloy - see video
5. 5/18 - NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo - see video
6. 5/24 - NJ Gov. Phil Murphy
7. 5/28 - IN Gov. Eric Holcomb (and Indy 500) - see video
8. 6/11 - NE Gov. Pete Ricketts - see video
9. 6/19 - TN Gov. Bill Haslam - see video
10. 6/26 - KY Gov. Matt Bevin - see video
11. 7/3 - IL Gov. Bruce Rauner (honored at Wrigley - see video)
12. 7/11 - FL Gov. Rick Scott - see video
13. 9/25 - AK Gov. Bill Walker - see video
14. 10/5 - HI Gov. David Ige - see video
15. 10/17 - WA Gov. Jay Inslee - see video
16. 10/22 - OR Gov. Kate Brown - see video
17. 12/11 - LA Gov. John Edwards - see video
18. 12/17 - MS Gov. Phil Bryant - see article/video
19. 12/18 - TX Gov. Greg Abbott - see video
20. Seeking sponsorship!
La Piazza at The Grove, Los Angeles
Born & Raised, San Diego
Honored by U.S. House of Representatives' Committee on Veterans' Affairs