GySgt L. Christian Bussler USMCR (ret)
The Author of "No Tougher Duty, No Greater Honor", Christian Bussler grew up as an Air Force brat in the 1970's and 1980's. He joined the Marine Corps Reserves right out of high school and was assigned to MP Co "C" in Dayton, Ohio as an 0311 Rifleman. He was crossed trained as a 9051 Graves Registration/Mortuary Affairs Marine in the early 1990's. In 2003 his platoon of Mortuary Affairs specialists was activated to head to Kuwait, and he participated in the invasion of Iraq in 2003. In Feb of 2004, he volunteered to go back to Iraq and was assigned to Weapons Co 3rd Battalion, 4th Marines, where he was wounded in combat operations while fighting against Al Qaeda terrorist insurgents. After his surgeries, he volunteered once again to go back to Iraq in 2005, but this time as the Staff NCOIC of all Mortuary Affairs operations in and around Al Taqaddum, Iraq. His book "No Tougher Duty, No Greater Honor" details his experiences as a forward operating "body-bagger". He tells the stories that no one ever speaks of, about a duty that few know that exists. He had spent four years teaching himself how to write, and his book is the result of thousands of hours of writing and re-writing his difficult experiences in war. He hopes that his work can provided the answers that families of the fallen may have, and he hopes to honor the sacrifices of those who have paid the ultimate cost for freedom.