Please join us in supporting the Holyoke Soldiers' Home. Bennett Walsh will be our celebrity bartender on Thursday, August 23 at the Irish House Restaurant and Trinity Pub from 5:30 - 8:00 pm. Enjoy good company, food and drinks, with all tips going towards the Holyoke Soldiers' Home. If you would like dinner reservations, please call the Trinity Pub directly at 413-342-4358. Bennett Walsh is the superintendent of the Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke, MA. Born in Springfield, he earned a commission as a second lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps. From May 1992 through August 2016, Bennett Walsh served in the United States Marine Corps as an infantry officer. He achieved the rank of lieutenant colonel and retired from active duty on August 1, 2016. He participated in 7 overseas deployments and a 3 year overseas tour in Okinawa, Japan. Bennett also participated in combat operations in Somalia in 1995, Iraq in 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006 and in Afghanistan in 2010. He also took part in humanitarian assistance/disaster relief operations in Tokyo, Japan after the Tsunami in March 2011. His Marines career includes 40 awards for both personal and unit accomplishments.