Chris gives widows, kids support and care
By REN LANZONrlanzon@gladstoneobserver.com.au
'THERE was no front line for my husband and others that served in Vietnam,' said Gladstone Legacy's Chris McTighe yesterday.
Among those who receive support from Legacy, Chris is their community champion.
Ever since her husband Tony 'Macca' McTighe died in 2001, Chris has been an untiring worker for the organisation.
'After Macca died Legacy came into my life and took care of everything for me at a time I was distressed,' she said.
'From then on I took an interest in Legacy and I wanted to do what I could for veterans' dependants.
'Having been through it myself, I feel I can help give support not only through financial assistance through Legacy but also on the emotional level.'
Chris said she had a soft spot for the Vietnam veterans who, to that date, fought a war like no other.
'Also they were ignored for about 30 years as if their effort meant nothing,' she said.