Sidney Walton, 99, one of America's oldest WWII vets, was born on Feb.11, 1919 in Manhattan's Lower East Side. He grew up in Brooklyn and the Bronx, then enlisted in the United States Army in 1941, nine months before Pearl Harbor. He served a total of five years. After the war ended he returned to college, graduating in geology from Virginia Tech, and later teaching at Duke and NC State.
He met the love of his life, Rena, in Boston, where they had their first child, Paul. The family moved to Bangor, ME and had two more children, Judy and Ellie, before their final move to San Diego, CA in 1960. Rena passed away at 56 from cancer, and Sidney has been a widower ever since.
Before he joined the United States Army to serve our nation in WWII, Sidney missed a chance to meet some of the last few remaining Civil War veterans in New York City's Central Park. It was a missed opportunity that he has regretted his entire life.
Now, to make up for that single regret, Sidney has embarked on a whirlwind tour to grant all access to appreciative citizens in each of the 50 states who may never again have this chance to meet one of America's oldest WWII veterans.
The "No Regrets Tour" of all states and governors began April 24 in New England and will end at the White House next Feb. 11th -- on Sidney's 100th birthday!
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11956 Bernardo Plaza Dr. #536
San Diego CA, 92128
Paul Walton, son: (858) 922-3258
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Double Tree, Nashville
Rodizo Grill, Lincoln
Lazlo's Brewery, Lincoln
Plank Restaurant, Omaha
Dudes, Sidney, NE
Huey's BBQ, Fremont
JW Marriott, Indy
Mother Bear's Pizza, Bloomington
Red Robin, Trenton
Crossfit Games East Regional 2018, Albany
Marriott, Long Island
Vincent's Clam Bar, Garden City
Mekki Restaurant, NYC
Drive Wheelchair, Long Island
Ted's Montana Grill, Hartford
The Marriott, Hartford
Portland Lobster Company, Portland
Red Barn Restaurant, Augusta
Fore St. Grill, Portland
AC Marriott, Worcester
Joe's Restaurant, Boston
Residence Inn Marriott, Boston
Earl's Restaurant, Boston
Legal Seafood, Boston
Marriott Courtyard Tremont St., Boston
Mare Restaurant, Boston
Renaissance Marriott, Providence
Bob Burke's Independence Trail