A daughter, Pearl Jean Kromer, was born at 7:38 p.m. on Dec. 2, 2010 at Schuylkill Medical Center, Pottsville, to SSG Karin L. Heffron and SSG LeRoy E. Kromer II, of Pottsville. She weighed 6 pounds, 15.5 ounces and measured 19 inches long.

She was welcomed home by her 5-year-old brother Pierce James Kromer.

Maternal grandparents are Jim and Georgine Heffron of Duncott, Pa.

Paternal grandparents are LeRoy and Regina Kromer of Andreas. Paternal great-grandparents are Nicholas and Margaret Butrie of Lansford.