101-岁的二战老兵西德尼·沃尔顿(Sidney Walton)被誉为“无名英雄”’ 在福克斯国家爱国者奖上

101-year-old WWII veteran Sidney Walton honored as 'Unsung Hero' at Fox Nation Patriot Awards

WWII 老将 Sidney Walton, 101, has been honored with the Patriot Award for the Unsung Hero during Fox Nation’s second annual 爱国者奖, which hit the streaming service 在周五.

Country music star 约翰·里奇 presented Walton with the award during this year’s event, which was virtual amid the coronavirus pandemic.

“We thank you for your service, your dedication to this country and your message,” Rich said before congratulating him.

Appearing with his son Paul, Walton reacted by saying, “I am very proud to have something like that.”

Walton joined the Army at the age of 21, nine months before 珍珠港. Walton, 现在 101, has been traveling the country with the goal of meeting all 50 governors and anyone who wants to meet a World War II veteran before it’s too late. 至今, he has visited 35 governors and met with President Trump in the Oval Office.

FOX国家获得第二次年度爱国者奖以表彰美国英雄

Walton launched his “No Regrets Tour” in 2018 at the National WWII Museum in New Orleans and has since met with the governors of Rhode Island, 缅因州, 马萨诸塞州, New York and Connecticut, just to name a few.

Walton was born in 1919 on Manhattan’s Lower East Side to Jewish immigrant parents from Eastern Europe and raised in Brooklyn, but now lives in San Diego, 牛犊. In late 1944, he was preparing to be sent to Europe with his infantry unit when he broke his ankle during combat training and instead, was sent to Asia, where he served in the China-Burma-India region. Walton was discharged in 1946.

Walton, a retired chemical engineer, is accompanied on the state capital trips by his son.

Walton was one of nine American heroes, who have shown a steadfast dedication to the country, honored during the second annual event.

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Fox News’ Brian Flood and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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