Charles J. Shacochis Jr.
Highest Military RankSP4
Tomb DatesFeb 1965 - Feb 1967
Military DatesFeb 1964 - Feb 1967
Society MembershipLifetime Member
Home City / StateBaltimore, MD
Current City / StateEldersburg, MD
Tomb ReflectionsSergeant First Class Allen Eldredge selected me to become a sentinel. I was assigned to the 2nd relief and Richie Azzaro trained me. My first RC was Staff Sergeant Bob Short. The other 2 RCs were Bill Spates and Morris Moore. There were many changes to these names but the mission and dedication remained constant. I last walked the mat on 8FEB67 and was discharged from active duty the following day.
Awards & DecorationsTomb Guard Badge
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Did you know?
How many times will a Sentinel be on duty during the shift?
Each Relief has a 24 hour rotational work day. Ideally, four qualified Sentinels, one Relief Commander (RC), one Assistant Relief Commander (ARC), and several Sentinels in training comprise the Relief. The daily walk schedule is made by the RC or ARC and is dependent on the number of Sentinels who are proficient enough to guard the Tomb in front of the public. Generally, the Sentinel will do several walks back to back and then be done for the day. However, in extreme cases, Sentinels have been known to go back-to-back (every other walk) for the entire shift.