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 se

 

              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 se
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)