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99-year-old US WWII vet's mission: Visit every state

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ALBANY, N.Y. -

(AP) - A 99-year-old World War II veteran who regretted skipping the chance to meet some of the nation's last Civil War veterans in 1940 is on a mission to visit all 50 states so people who've never met a WWII vet can finally meet one.
  
Sidney Walton met Gov. Andrew Cuomo in Albany Friday, making it five governors the New York native has visited since launching his "No Regrets Tour" in March at the National WWII Museum in New Orleans.
  
The visit to Cuomo's state Capitol office followed statehouse meetings over the past three weeks with the governors of Rhode Island, Maine, Massachusetts and Connecticut.
  
A year before enlisting in the U.S. Army in 1941, Walton passed on a chance to meet Civil War veterans in Manhattan. He says it's his one regret in life.

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5/18/2018 1:35:36 PM (GMT -7:00)

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