MINOT, ND, USA U.S. Army CPL, COMPANY B, 2D BATTALION, 8TH INFANTRY, FORT HOOD, TX 10TH CSH, BAGHDAD, IRAQ 06/15/2006
Corporal Jeremiah Santos, 21, was killed June 15, 2006 in Baghdad when a roadside bomb was detonated near his Humvee. He was a member of the 2nd Battalion of the 8th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division of Fort Hood, Texas.
Corporal Santos was born in San Diego, CA. and as soon as he could speak exhibited a certain charm his family so fondly recalls.
Corporal Jeremiah Soham Santos was a guy who was never too macho to give his mother a kiss, and would do so unabashedly in front of his teenage classmates, despite a bit of ribbing. “He’d say, ‘What, you’ve never kissed your mom?’ ” said his mother, Laurie McGlone of Devils Lake, N.D. “I could get a kiss from Jeremiah whenever I wanted.” The last one she received was in March, when Jeremiah was on leave from his deployment with the Army in Iraq.
Jeremiah once slept in a cardboard box on a February night to see what it felt like to be homeless. He was a young man with striking green eyes, but it was his smile that caught everyone’s attention.
His nana was the last to communicate with him before his last mission. He was on his web cam and suddenly said, sorry nana something just came up i have to go 11:42:53 PM
nana said, o.k. honey, call me when you can. I love you xoxoxoxoxo
jeremiah (11:43:36 PM): love you to nana xoxoxo
His family had him laid to rest in Ramona, CA just a few blocks from the home of his beloved Nana and Gramps — his maternal grandparents Ruth and Ralph Warnock.
It is Well With my Soul.
When peace, like a river, attendeth my way, When sorrows like sea billows roll; Whatever my lot, You have taught me to say, It is well, it is well, with my soul.