This is one woman's story of growing up in a military family and creating one of her own. The author traces her military roots back more than 100 years, from her grandfather's service on the Mexican border, through two World Wars, and up to the service of her husband and brother over the skies of Vietnam. She faced the challenges of all military families: frequent uprootings, long stretches as a single parent, children moving from school to school, often more than once a year. It took courage and dedication. Not all the heroes of military service wore the uniform.