A Soldier’s Love Story (2010)


A Soldier’s Love Story is a 2010 Hallmark Channel television romantic drama movie.

Romance blossoms between a soldier and his pen pal’s mother when he returns home.

Also known as Soldier Love Story (DVD title, US), A Soldier’s Love Story (working title, US and worldwide English title), and Meet My Mom (original title).


Ten-year-old Jared Marshall (Charles Henry Wyson)’s life crumbled down after his parents’ divorce a year ago. Not only does his dad put his job first since, his mother, Dana (Lori Loughlin) uprooted him from Iowa by moving in with her mother, Louise (Stefanie Powers) so she can take a job in California.

When Jared’s class writes letters to US troops in Bosnia from the nearest base, kindhearted Sergeant First Class Vince Carerra (Johnny Messner), who grew up fatherless and got divorced because his wife was not faithful while he was on tour of duty, takes to Jared and starts a correspondence with “fatherly” advice.

Once his unit returns to Fort Sebastian, Vince calls on Jared’s home, warmly welcomed. Vince becomes Jared’s personal baseball coach and after some Cupid encouragement, his mother’s boyfriend, but on an understanding not to commit because he is likely to be redeployed.


  • Lori Loughlin as Dana Marshall.
  • Johnny Messner as Sergeant Vince Carerra.
  • Stefanie Powers as Louise Metcalf.
  • Charles Henry Wyson as Jared Marshall.
  • Troy Winbush as Lanny.
  • Tracy Howe as Sergeant Major Hartman.
  • Eric Pierpoint as Terry.
  • Rob Nagle as Coach Hanley.
  • Uriah Shelton as Wyatt.
  • Sandra Prosper as Liz.
  • Carey Van Dyke as Staff Sergeant.
  • Richard Jenik as Gil.

Production & Filming Details

  • Director(s):
    • Harvey Frost.
  • Producer(s):
    • Brian Gordon … producer (as Brian J. Gordon).
    • H. Daniel Gross … co-executive producer.
    • Larry Levinson … executive producer.
    • Michael Moran … co-executive producer.
    • Randy Pope … co-executive producer.
    • James Wilberger … producer.
  • Writer(s):
    • Pamela Wallace.
  • Music:
    • Stephen Graziano.
  • Cinematography:
    • James W. Wrenn (director of photography).
  • Editor(s):
    • Colleen Halsey.
  • Production:
    • Hallmark Channel (presents).
    • LG Films (producer).
    • Larry Levinson Productions (in association with).
  • Distributor(s):
    • Hallmark Channel (2010) (USA) (TV).
    • Genius Entertainment (2010) (USA) (DVD) (as “Soldier Love Story”).
    • Hallmark Channel Magyarország (2010) (Hungary) (TV).
    • Moviemax Family (2011) (Turkey) (TV).
    • Universal Channel (2010) (Hungary) (TV) (re-release).
  • Release Date: 29 April 2010.
  • Rating: TV-PG.
  • Running Time: 88 minutes.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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