Thursday, December 25, 2014

Christmas Dinner Menu December 25, 1943

Merry Christmas to the Sherlock Clan.

Joanie found this in her Dad's papers.  It was the actual menu from MCRD PISC
(Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, SC)

Not sure on the travel of this menu.  Did it got to the Pacific with Jerry?  Did he send it home.

Well either way it was a perfect condition.

Merry Christmas

Monday, December 22, 2014

WWI Christmas

This video remembers the 100th anniversary of WWI and showcases the humanity of man amid the insanity of war.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014


SHERLOCK, TIMOTHY P. age 57, of Aberdeen Avenue, Warwick, died on Saturday, December 6, 2014, at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Inpatient Center in Providence. Born in Providence, a son of the late Paul V. and Ann E. (Devine) Sherlock, he lived in Warwick for most of his life. He attended public schools and was the valedictorian of the Lakewood School class of 1978. 
Tim began his work at the East Greenwich Housing Authority and the Recreation Department. He was later employed at Shaw's Market in Garden City, Cranston, for many years. When not working in the community, he worked at the Trudeau Center sheltered workshop in Warwick. 
He enjoyed drumming, singing, dancing, and many recreational sports, and participated numerous times in the RI Special Olympics. He also participated in the Special Olympics International Games in Brockport, NY, South Bend, IN, and Salzburg, Austria. For the Notre Dame games, he was a featured athlete on Wide World of Sports. 
He is survived by his girlfriend, Marian Maloney; his siblings, Kathleen A. Sherlock MacLean and Douglas, Martin D. Sherlock and Jodi, and Mary E. Sherlock and Lissa DiMauro; his nephews and niece, Cameron Simpson, Patrick Sherlock, Elizabeth Sherlock, Malcolm MacLean, Duncan MacLean, and Graham MacLean; four aunts, Angela Brousseau, Helene Mainor, Lucille Sherlock, and Janet Devine; and many cousins. He was the brother of the late Patrick J. Sherlock. 
Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday, December 9, from 4-7 p.m. in the Barrett & Cotter Funeral Home, 1328 Warwick Avenue, Spring Green, Warwick. 
A committal service will be held on Wednesday, December 10, at a time to be announced, in the Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery, 301 South County Trail, Exeter. (Please gather just inside the cemetery entrance.) 
In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to LuMind is an organization that funds research to improve memory, learning, speech, and ultimately independence for individuals with Down Syndrome. All money raised goes toward research. - See more at:

Monday, December 8, 2014

Much time has passed.

The Marine Corps Birthday has come and gone.

Ed Malloy who organized the Task Force to produce the Honored event for Marines young and old was taken ill.

Two years ago Ed was conducting a motorcycle escort with the Providence Police and was struck by a vehicle.

Unknown to him a lesson developed as a result and grew.  When the President of the United States made an official visit to Providence Ed was in the forefront of this event.  In between, he was making final checks for the Marine Corps Dinner.

While enroute with POTUS from TF Green Airport, the lesion burst while leading the motorcade to Providence.   Ed was bleeding internally.  Unknown to anyone.   Ed completed the mission with the President.  Upon arrival to the Omni Hotel, Ed collapsed and was rushed to RI Hospital.    He underwent Emergency surgery to stop the bleeding

Ed missed the Marine Corps Birthday Dinner for the first time.

He underwent surgery last week to repair the damage.  He is in Rhode Island Hospital recuperating.

Ed had a special relationship with Jerry Sherlock.  Jerry was held in awe by Ed and other Marines.
Jerry was their Senior Marine.  A Marine of WWII and combat survivor of Iwo Jima.

We here wish Ed Malloy, his wife Ellie and their children the very best.

Please keep Ed in your prayers when you have a moment.

Semper Fi.

Friday, May 9, 2014


SHERLOCK, HENRY J., 87, passed away peacefully Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at his home in Providence. He was married to Lucille (Bilodeau) Sherlock for 56 years. Born in Pawtucket, he was a son of the late John F. and Mary (King) Sherlock. 
After graduating from St. Raphael Academy and completing his service in the U.S. Navy, he enrolled at Providence College and graduated in 1950. It was that year that Henry began what turned out to be a 63 year working career starting as a reporter for the Pawtucket Times where he worked for 12 years. He then became assistant to the director of the RI Department of Public Works and held that position for six years. 
The following three years were spent in PR work for two prominent advertising and public relations agencies before starting his own firm in 1972. Four years later he became Executive Director of Construction Industries of Rhode Island, a position he held for 37 years until retiring last December at age 87. He continued as a consultant to CIRI. 
Besides his wife, he is survived by his children: Susan Shedd and her husband Daniel of North Reading, MA, Peter Sherlock and his wife Mary of Sudbury, MA, Alan Sherlock and his wife Jennifer of Colorado Springs, CO and Julie Sherlock and her husband Stephen Hurrell of Westerly. 
He is also survived by two sisters: Angela Brousseau of South Kingstown and Helene Mainor of North Kingstown. He leaves 9 grandchildren and 45 nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Mary Frances Campbell, Martina Higgins, John, Edward, Gerald and Paul Sherlock. 

Left to Right (back row) Henry, Helene, Gerry; (Front row) Martina, Angela, Jack - taken in 2007

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, May 10th at 12 noon in St. Pius V Church, Eaton St., Providence. Burial will be private. Visiting hours will be Friday, May 9th from 4 to 7pm in the MACERONI Funeral Home, 1381 Smith St., North Providence. 
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: The Henry J. Sherlock Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Construction Industries of RI, 615 Jefferson Blvd., Warwick, RI 02886. - See more at: 

Monday, March 10, 2014

Christine Sherlock

Christine Sherlock, 64, passed away unexpectedly at home on Thursday, March 6, 2014. Born in Providence, she was a daughter of the late Edward and Mary (McNamara) Sherlock. Christine enjoyed spending time at home and painting. She leaves a sister, Mary Sherlock of Pawtucket. She was the sister of the late Karen Sherlock.
Her funeral will be held Tuesday at 9 a.m. from CHEETHAM Funeral Home, 1012 Newport Ave., Pawtucket, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Margaret Church, 1098 Pawtucket Ave., Rumford. Interment will follow at Mt. St. Mary Cemetery. VISITATION will be Monday 4 to 7 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts to American Diabetes Association, 146 Clifford St., Providence, RI 02903 will be appreciated.

Christine in one of the Sherlock cousins. Her father, Edward was Jerry's brother.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

National Iwo Jima Memorial - part 3

Across from the medical and chaplain corp and along the fence, is the eternal flame. Sections of the fence are marked along the way with flags.

the eternal flame
the eternal flame

flag line
flag line

detail on the monument to honor the first flag raisers
detail on the monument to honor the first flag raisers

detail on the monument showing the battle plan
detail on the monument showing the battle plan

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

National Iwo Jima Memorial - part 2

The incredible attention to detail is shown with the small area to the side of the main monument where the medical and chaplain corp are honored for their service. The black stone is so polished that the snow surrounding the area is reflected.

Medical Corp to the left, Chaplain Corp to the right
Medical Corp to the left, Chaplain Corp to the right

Medical Corp detail
Medical Corp detail

Chaplain Corp detail
Chaplain Corp detail

The reflecting snow creates an eerie image.

Monday, February 24, 2014

National Iwo Jima Memorial - 2/23/14

After many attempts, my schedule finally worked out and I got to the National Iwo Jima Memorial in CT for the annual flag raising ceremony. The monument is wonderful. The attention to detail is incredible. Over the next several posts, I'll share the photos I took of the monument and of the ceremony.

The monument depicts the familiar and more famous second flag raising on Iwo Jima.

National Iwo Jima Memorial, CT - side view
National Iwo Jima Memorial, CT - side view

National Iwo Jima Monument, CT
National Iwo Jima Monument, CT

National Iwo Jima Memorial, CT - looking from the rear
National Iwo Jima Memorial, CT - looking from the rear

National Iwo Jima Memorial, CT - hazy sunshine
National Iwo Jima Memorial, CT - hazy sunshine

If you get a chance to stop by sometime, it is a fitting memorial to a great battle.

My thanks to the Support our Survivors of Iwo Jima organization for putting this together.  very well done!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Remembering Iwo Jima, remembering Jerry

Feb 19 is a special day in US history. It was the day that the Battle of Iwo Jima started in 1945. The flag raising on Mt Suribachi is quite well known. That the battle fought for many days after the flag raising is less so. Jerry landed on Iwo Jima and was among the lucky ones to walk off in March. It may not be a coincidence that Jerry left his world on Feb 19, 2012.

Jerry's coffin at the funeral home in 2012
Jerry's coffin at the funeral home in 2012

You can listen to Jerry tell of his work in the Joint Assault Signal Company

  • If you see a veteran, thank them for their service.
  • If you find a World War II veteran, listen to a story if they'll tell it. We are all losing too many of those these days.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Flag Raising Ceremony at the Iwo Jima Memorial in CT

February 23, 2014 we are holding our 69th Anniversary of the Flag Raising Ceremony at the Iwo Jima Memorial in CT. It will be held rain or shine. Weather permitting, we will have military displays and refreshments available. The ceremony starts at 10 a.m. Dress warm and come early to get parking.

69th Anniversary of the Iwo Jima Flag Raising
69th Anniversary of the Iwo Jima Flag Raising

For more information, visit the webpage here 
or on Facebook here