NYC native WWII vet Sidney Walton dies at 102

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One of the oldest remaining World War II veterans within the US has died on the age of 102.

Manhattan-born Sidney Walton died Saturday morning in Santa Monica, in keeping with a information launch from his household.

He was raised on the Lower East Side and attended City College of New York earlier than enlisting in 1941 to “fight Hitler.”

Walton had been on a nationwide tour to satisfy all 50 governors and lift consciousness about contributions and sacrifices WWII vets made.

Walton enlisted in the army during World War II in 1941.
Walton enlisted within the military throughout World War II in 1941.
Walton being honored at Madison Square Garden for his 101st birthday on February 12, 2020.
Walton being honored at Madison Square Garden for his a hundred and first birthday on February 12, 2020.
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On Sept. 28, he visited Oklahoma, his fortieth state, and met with Gov. Kevin Sitt.

Last yr, the native New Yorker acquired a City Hall salute for his a hundred and first birthday, and a proclamation from Mayor Bill de Blasio.

“My father was a living piece of history, reminding us not to forget the price of our freedoms today,” his son Paul Walton mentioned. 

“He inspired tremendous appreciation for all veterans.”