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World War II vet's 50-state tour makes stop in Kansas City

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World War II vet's 50-state tour makes stop in Kansas City

HE'S ONE OF AMERICA'SOLDEST WORLD WAR TWOVETERANS.AFTER SERVING FIVEYEARS IN THE ARMY -- ANDBEING DEPLOYED ALLOVER THE WORLD --SYDNEY WALTON MADE ASTOP IN KANSAS CITY.41 ACTION NEWSREPORTER MCKENZIENELSON HAD THE CHANCETO SIT DOWN WITH HIM.SHE'S LIVE IN THENEWSROOM -- WITH MOREON HIS VISIT.SIDNEY WALTON ISEXCITED TO BE IN KANSASCITY.HE'S FROM SAN DIEGOAND ON A MISSION TOTRAVEL TO ALL 50 STATES.HE'S HOPING TO RAISEAWARENESS ABOUT THESHRINKING NUMBER OFVETERANS FROM WORLDWAR TWO -- WHO ARESTILL ALIVE.WALTON IS 100 YEARSOLD.OVER A YEAR AGO -- HESTARTED HIS TOUR.AS HE VISITS EACH STATE- HE'S ALSO BEENMEETING WITH MAYORSAND GOVERNORS.TODAY -- HE VISITED WITHMAYOR SLY JAMES AT CITYHALL -- MARKING THE 21STOF HIS 50 STATE JOURNEY.PAUL WALTON - SON"My father represents allWorld War II Veterans,females, males, doesn'tmatter what religion, whatorientation, what color, itdoesn't matter.

He's justputting a face on World War IIVeterans and letting peopleknow how few there are left."HIS SON PAUL ISTRAVELING WITH HIM.HE SAID HIS DAD ALWAYSREGRETTED MISSING ANOPPORTUNITY TO MEETSOME OF THE LASTSURVIVING CIVIL WARVETERANS.AFTER LEAVING KANSASCITY -- THEIR NEXT STOPWILL BE ST.

LOUIS.




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