No Tougher Duty, No Greater Honor

a memoir of a mortuary affairs marine

By,

GySgt L Christian Bussler USMCR (ret)

An exclusive look into a military duty never before revealed

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What is this book about???

A truly unforgettable autobiographical account of war from a brand new perspective, one of a Marine Reservist assigned to recover our fallen service members off of the battlefield and send them home with honor. This superbly written and gripping story begins a few months before the Iraq war in 2002 where Christian Bussler worked as an everyday postal letter carrier in Springfield, Ohio. With a single phone call, his life is thrust onto the world stage as an active participant on the frontlines of the war torn battlefields of Iraq. Christian’s descriptions of his experiences are so vividly yet tastefully written, the reader could easily visualize a despotic regime crumble before him, or accompany his foot patrol down the streets of terrorist held cities, feel the sweat run down your face as his team searches for the fallen on the streets of Ramadi, and feel the deep sorrow of his loss after he learns of the death of a friend. These are the true stories that are never spoken, written by a Marine who was there, to return the fallen home with honor. 

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2018 IndieBRAG Medallion Honoree!!

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1st Place in the 2018 Independent Authors Network Awards “Military” category!!

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Finalist in the 2018 NGIBA for “Military Nonfiction!!

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3 Readers' Favorite 5 Stars Awards!!

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Placed “Finalist” in the 2018 Readers’ Favorite Book Awards for “Autobiography”

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“Shortlisted” in the 2018 Chanticleer International Book Awards. The book has advanced to the Semi-Finalist list.

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Semi-Finalist in the 2018 Chanticleer Book Awards in “Journey Award.” —Contest ends 27 April 2019

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Nominated by Topshelf Magazine for their 2019 Indie Book Awards. Results to be announced Dec 2019