ANCHORAGE — Rich and Tonya Watson are looking for a few good gifts. The couple’s non-profit enterprise, Christmas for Heroes, is collecting Christmas presents for wounded soldiers and their families attached to Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson.
The holidays can be particularly difficult for injured military personnel, the Watsons say — and they speak from experience.
Rich, a 1993 graduate of Service High School in Anchorage, was seriously wounded in Iraq in 2007.
“A grenade launcher blew up behind me in a crossfire,” he said.