War is never easy, but it doesn`t hurt to have Mom there with you. That`s the case for one team of soldiers from Arkansas serving with the 39th Infantry Brigade in Iraq. Private First Class Courtland Ball landed in Iraq just a couple of months after her mother, Sergeant Angela Carey arrived. "As a soldier, I`m very proud of her and I`m happy that she`s willing to serve her country," Sgt. Carey said on the phone from Camp Cooke, just north of Baghdad. And back in Little Rock, when her husband, Dr. Martin Carey isn`t working, he`s keeping up with his girls. "Having another family member there has been good support for her," Carey said from the emergency room at UAMS where he works. Family members say they`re glad the two are not in the same company. Although, Sgt. Carey and Private Ball still see each other a couple of times a day. "We have radio contact, she and I both have 2-way radios. I make sure she`s ok, and I know where she`s at. I keep tabs on her," Sgt. Carey said. But it`s a double-edged sword with both of them in harm`s way. "On a regular basis, they`re having to go to the bunkers because they`re being mortared or rocketed with their canon," Dr. Carey explains. "As a mom, I hate that she`s here, because she`s my child and I don`t want to see her get hurt or put in danger," Sgt. Carey said. The whole family is almer knowing the two have each other to lean on. "If you have to be over there, you might as well have someone you can count on," said Courtland`s sister, and Carey`s daughter, Chandra Albright. And for PFC Ball, there`s no one you can count on like Sergeant Mom.