Hello everyone,

We have had a few showings of The Corporal's Diary, 38 Days in Iraq in Seattle this week.  The response has been absolutely amazing by those who come to see it.  Most people do not want to see a film about the Iraq war.  But the ones who have come to this one, share that it touche them in a way that they will remember it for the rest of their lives.  Predominantly because Jonathan and Matthew Drake come across as beautiful young people with so much potential and love for life. They make you laugh and then cry and then committ.  Those who see the film so willingly commit to remembering Jonathan and to do what they can to help all our troops coming back from war. 

 The film will be released on October 28th.  You can pre-order it on Amazon.com.  It will also be available on Netflix as well.   Here is the Amazon link:


 Please order the film and share it with others.  If you are so inclined, I ask that you purchase extra copies to donate to your local libraries, high schools (the film comes with a teacher's guide), local national guard and reserve units, churches, and anywhere you believe it can be viewed by many people.  The film has the capacity to touch hearts in a way that propels people to acts of kindness and commitment to small and profound actions to support our troops, their families and our nation's treatment of veteran's.  It definitely separates the support of our troops from the support of war. 

 Since Jonathan was killed on October 15, 2004, I have not asked for much.   I need your help.  Please order the film and share it with others. 

 Here are some reviews that were in the Seattle newspapers:





 Seattle Channel's Art Zone series this week is now online! 
It begins around 20:50 into the show:  http://www.seattlechannel.org/artZone/

 I cannot possibly express how much this means to me and how grateful I am for your help and support. 

 always with lots of love and support,

Doris Kent

Gold Star Mother of Cpl Jonathan Santos, KIA 15 October 2004, Iraq





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Questions or comments?  Contact Lisa Schuster (a.k.a., Matthew's mom):  lisalaf867@bex.net