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Monday, April 30, 2018

Governor Baker, Secretary Ureña, Major General Keefe Meet with World War II Veteran Sidney Walton

Governor Baker, Secretary Ureña, Major General Keefe Meet with World War II Veteran Sidney Walton


Governor Baker meets with World War II Veteran Sidney Walton and his son Paul Walton as part of the “Go Sidney Go” National No Regrets Tour across the United States.

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BOSTON – Today, Governor Charlie Baker, Secretary of the Department of Veterans’ Services Francisco Ureña and Massachusetts National Guard Adjutant General Gary Keefe presented a citation to Sidney Walton for his years of distinguished service to the U.S. Army during World War II. Sidney was also presented with the Massachusetts Medal of Merit by the Massachusetts Army National Guard for his outstanding service to the United States Armed Forces.

As part of his National No Regrets Tour, Sidney Walton is travelling across the country with his son, Paul Walton, to meet with governors from all 50 states before concluding with a visit to the White House on his 100th birthday in February 2019.

Sidney’s one regret was missing an opportunity to meet with the last surviving Civil War veterans prior to joining the United States Army in 1941. The National No Regrets Tour gives people across the country a chance to meet with one of the last surviving WWII veterans. Last year, there were approximately 558,000 veterans still alive in the U.S. out of 16 million Americans who served in WWII.