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Saluting the Rev. Tighe on his service in military and as a priest

I read the article in the Great Bend Tribune: “Father Tighe celebrates 60 years of priesthood.”  With my mother, Gloria (Riedl) Marples being born in Great Bend and since she and I attended Mass at Prince of Peace Parish when we would visit Great Bend to see relatives, I have the greatest admiration for Rev. Fr. Tighe for his 60 years as a devoted Catholic Priest.  Additionally, I salute him for his distinguished service in the U.S. Army as a chaplain.  The article noted he became a naturalized U.S. citizen “as soon as he was eligible” in 1959 ...

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