San Diegan and one of the last few remaining World War 2 veterans Sidney Walton is turning 101
When you've lived as long as Walton, you've built up quite a life resume. When he was just 21-years-old, he joined the Army in the fight against the Nazis in 1941 before the United States officially entered into World War 2. He became a Corporal with the 34th Infantry, 8th Division and was even honored before Super Bowl LIV at Miami's Hardrock Stadium. After the war, he became a geology teacher at Duke University and North Carolina State University after graduating from Yale University. Walton moved to San Diego around 1960 and has lived here ever since.
When he turned 98, Walton realized that there were a lot of things he didn't do. He had a few regrets. He regretted not spending time with and getting to know any Civil War vets.
So in an effort to motivate others and to meet and make new friends, Walton joined his son, Paul, and is going on a "The No Regrets Tour" of the United States. Walton is visiting every governor in every state including the Mayor of New York. He was also recently honored on national TV as an honorary co-captain of SB 50. This could be everyone's last chance to meet a living World War 2 veteran and a member of The Greatest Generation.
Photo: WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 11: U.S. President Donald Trump meets with World War II veterans (L-R) Sidney Walton, Allen Jones, Paul Kriner and Floyd Wigfield in the Oval Office of the White House April 11, 2019 in Washington, DC. President Trump hosted the veterans and their families to honor their service during WWII. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)