|Born||February 11, 1919|
Lower East Side, Manhattan, New York City, United States
|Died||October 2, 2021 (aged 102)|
San Diego, California, United States
|Service/||United States Army|
|Battles/wars||World War II|
Born on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, New York, on February 11, 1919, Walton spent his early life there, joining the Army in March 1941. He served during World War II, being discharged in 1946 at the rank of corporal.
After the war, he taught geology at Duke University and pursued graduate studies at Yale University. He married school teacher Rena Bell in 1954. He later had a civilian job at the United States Air Force base in Maine, and one at the NAS North Island in San Diego after having moved there in 1960.
In April 2018, he set out on a "No Regrets" tour with the goal of meeting the President of the United States and the Governors of all 50 states. By July 2019, he had met 23 governors and President Donald Trump.
He died on October 2, 2021, at the age of 102.
- Himchak, Elizabeth Marie (March 13, 2019). "Rancho Bernardo centenarian is taking a 'No Regrets' tour". San Diego Union Tribune.
- Ruane, Michael E. (May 30, 2019). "Sidney Walton has been traveling the country to represent his passing generation". the Washington Post.
- Rosato Jr, Joe (July 31, 2019). "World War II Veteran's Tour Meets Up With California Governor". NBC Bay Area. NBC Universal.
- Jackson, Amanda (February 3, 2020). "Four 100-year-old World War II veterans will participate in the Super Bowl coin toss". CNN.com. Retrieved February 2, 2020.
- "Local WWII Veteran Sidney Walton Dead at 102". KNSD. October 2, 2021.