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In this Nov. 11, 2011 photo provided by the family, Hayleigh Perez stands in front of a field of small U.S. flags at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, on Veterans Day. In choosing to serve her country in uniform, Perez knowingly accepted a nomadic life. Now the former Army sergeant says she and thousands of other veterans trying to get a higher education are being penalized for that enforced rootlessness. (AP Photo/Jose Perez)

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In this Nov. 11, 2011 photo provided by the family, Hayleigh Perez stands in front of a field of small U.S. flags at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, on Veterans Day. In choosing to serve her country in uniform, Perez knowingly accepted a nomadic life. Now the former Army sergeant says she and thousands of other veterans trying to get a higher education are being penalized for that enforced rootlessness. (AP Photo/Jose Perez)
In this Nov. 11, 2011 photo provided by the family, Hayleigh Perez stands in front of a field of small U.S. flags at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, on Veterans Day. In choosing to serve her country in uniform, Perez knowingly accepted a nomadic life. Now the former Army sergeant says she and thousands of other veterans trying to get a higher education are being penalized for that enforced rootlessness. (AP Photo/Jose Perez)