Sergeant Rebekah Spencer, right, embraced her son, Adam Engroff, 13, a few days before leaving for Fort Bragg to wait an eventual deployment to Iraq. Spencer's sister, Elizabeth Flagg, will raise Spencer's two children when she is gone.
Sergeant Rebekah Spencer, right, embraced her son, Adam Engroff, 13, a few days before leaving for Fort Bragg to wait an eventual deployment to Iraq. Spencer's sister, Elizabeth Flagg, will raise Spencer's two children when she is gone.
(Jason Johns for the Boston Globe)