Soccer practice started out just like any other for Melyssa
Haubenstricker. She congregated on the field with her Meade (Ft. Meade,
Md.) teammates and started to stretch.
Then all of a sudden from the corner of her eye, Haubenstricker noticed
her father walking toward the field. He was wearing sunglasses and appeared
to have a serious look on his face.
When he told his daughter to come over for a talk, her heart sank.
Haubenstricker's mother, Valerie, had been deployed ...Read full story