That was my grandfather, my dad, me and my siblings, and my own kids. All military brats. AKA "ankle biters." Dependents. The kids.
There was a price paid, and we all know it, but that's what Dad (or Mom) was called to do.
military bratNoun | \ ‘military brat’
1 a: CHILD; specifically: a child serving our country with strength, dignity an love as his or her parent(s) fight for our nation’s security domestically and abroad.