World War II veteran stops in Boise on nationwide tour

Posted at 3:42 PM, Jun 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-19 17:42:40-04

BOISE — One of America's oldest World War II veterans is on a nationwide tour across the United States.

Sidney Walton was born in 1919, making him 101-years old last February. He started the "No Regrets" tour alongside his son, Paul Walton, to raise awareness of the rapidly dwindling number of World War II vets.

He says he regrets not meeting some of the last veterans of the Civil War.

"This is called the "No Regrets" tour. Remember when you were young, Dad, you regretted never meeting Civil War veterans. If you could go back in time, you would meet the Civil War veterans, right?" Paul says. “Oh, absolutely," Sidney says.

The tour started in Rhode Island, and Sidney is making it his goal to meet all 50 governors. Governor Brad Little was the 32nd governor he was able to meet.

"You want to give everyone an opportunity to meet a World War II vet before it's too late so they will not live with any regrets, "Paul Walton says.

He is traveling in his wrapped 2020 Buick Enclave to Twin Falls on Saturday.

To learn more about Sidney's 'No Regrets' tour, go to