This October 2012 photo provided by the family shows Hayleigh Perez with her daughter, Calleigh. In choosing to serve her country in uniform, Hayleigh Lynn 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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This October 2012 photo provided by the family shows Hayleigh Perez with her daughter, Calleigh. In choosing to serve her country in uniform, Hayleigh Lynn 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)
This October 2012 photo provided by the family shows Hayleigh Perez with her daughter, Calleigh. In choosing to serve her country in uniform, Hayleigh Lynn 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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