- The Washington Times - Friday, March 8, 2019

World War II veteran Sidney Walton, 100, has at least one more major mission on his hands: visiting all 50 states.

A “No Regrets” tour is underway for the military hero born Feb. 11, 1919, in New York. The reason for Mr. Walton’s trek is simple — he once missed a chance to speak with Civil War veterans before they all passed away and doesn’t want others to make the same mistake with the dwindling population of World War II veterans.

Mr. Walton enlisted in the Army in 1941, nine months before Pearl Harbor, and spent time in China, Burma, and India during his service.

“When my father finally turned 99 we said, ‘You know, in your last year in your nineties let’s do something. Let’s give back,’” Mr. Walton’s son, Paul Walton, told a Fox News affiliate in California. “So we decided on what’s called a ‘No Regrets’ tour. It’s such an honor and a recognition of the sacrifice that my father made serving all five years of World War II.”

Mr. Walton has met 19 different governors on his mission thus far and was recently in San Diego when a day was named in his honor.

“He’s meeting with governors and generals and lowly city councilmen like me. … I think it’s fantastic work,” said San Diego City Councilman Mark Kersey on Thursday. “I’m just so appreciative that he’s here with us today.”

Details of Mr. Walton’s journey can be found at his “No Regrets” website. He now lives in Rancho Bernardo, California.

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