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95-yr-old WWII Vet Returns to Las Vegas on Father’s Day to Celebrate with New Generation

Published on Sat, Jun 14, 2014 (9:38 a.m.)

Sidney Walton of San Diego, a 95-year-old WW II veteran, is returning to Las Vegas this Father’s Day with his son – not for gambling, not for a show, not for a convention, but for a casino pool party. And not just one – but every major day pool party on Sunday!

It began Memorial Day weekend at the opening of Drai’s, where he enjoyed the scene so much that he insisted on visiting other pools such as Encore’s, Marquee’s, and even Bare’s.

“It keeps me young!” says Sidney as he shrugs off more conventional ways of celebrating Father’s Day.

“It’s his choice, and if he’d rather be seeing young Betties instead of old biddies, than Las Vegas pool parties are where we will be this Sunday,” says his son, Paul Walton, 58, who takes full-time care of his father.

Last year they traveled together exploring all five continents and meeting such interesting people as the Dalai Lama, Prince Harry, Nicole Kidman, Mickey Rooney and most recently Toby Keith at the ACM’s in Las Vegas.

A Facebook page called “Go Sidney, Go” details all of Sidney Walton’s travels.

On Father’s Day, the pair plan to start at Wet Republic’s pool party at 1pm, and proceed from there.

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