Sidney Walton, one of America's oldest WWII vets, was born on the Lower East Side in New York City, 2/11/1919. At 21 he joined the Army to fight Hitler, nine months before America entered the war. He served in the CBI theater (China, Burma, India), 34th Infantry, 8th Division, and rose to the rank of Corporal. He returned to America five years later, after the War ended.
Sidney regretted missing a chance to meet several of the last Civil War veterans; and to make up for that life-long regret, he and his son Paul embarked on this one-of-a-kind NO REGRETS TOUR. Sidney is meeting each governor in all 50 states, and giving everyone in America a chance to meet a WWII vet before it's too late.
Sidney celebrated his 100th birthday in NYC on the Today Show (video) and on ABC World News Tonight with David Muir (video). On April 11th, Sidney and his family met with the President in the Oval Office! (See video.)
26 GOVERNORS HAVE HONORED THIS LIVING LEGEND ON HIS TOUR! 24 MORE TO GO!
1. 4/24/18 - RI Gov. Gina Raimondo (appointed Honorary Brigadier General - video)
2. 4/30/18 - MA Gov. Charlie Baker (honored at Fenway) - article/video
3. 5/4/18 - ME Gov. Paul LePage - video
4. 5/10/18 - CT Gov. Dannel Malloy - article
5. 5/18/18 - NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo - video
6. 5/24/18 - NJ Gov. Phil Murphy - photo
7. 5/28/18 - IN Gov. Eric Holcomb (and Indy 500) - video
8. 6/11/18 - NE Gov. Pete Ricketts - video
9. 6/19/18 - TN Gov. Bill Haslam - video
10. 6/26/18 - KY Gov. Matt Bevin - video
11. 7/3/18 - IL Gov. Bruce Rauner (honored at Wrigley - video)
12. 7/11/18 - FL Gov. Rick Scott - video
13. 9/25/18 - AK Gov. Bill Walker - video
14. 10/5/18 - HI Gov. David Ige - video
15. 10/17/18 - WA Gov. Jay Inslee - video
16. 10/22/18 - OR Gov. Kate Brown - video
17. 12/11/18 - LA Gov. John Edwards - video
18. 12/17/18 - MS Gov. Phil Bryant - article/video
19. 12/18/18 - TX Gov. Greg Abbott - video
20. 4/26/19 - SC Gov. Henry McMaster - video
21. 5/2/19 - MO Gov. Mike Parson - video
22. 6/24/19 - NC Gov. Roy Cooper - video
23. 7/29/19 - CA Gov. Gavin Newsom - video
24. 11/5/19 - VT Gov. Phil Scott - video
25. 11/7/19 - NH Gov. Chris Sununu - video
26. 11/15/19 - MD Gov. Larry Hogan - video
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As the Greatest Generation passes away, here is one last opportunity to thank Corporal Walton, a member of that generation who served our nation so nobly through its period of greatest need. Their contributions to our nation and to the preservation of civilization itself should never be forgotten. (Rhode Island House Resolution, 4/24/18)