No Tougher Duty, No Greater Honor

a memoir of a mortuary affairs marine


GySgt L Christian Bussler USMCR (ret)

IndieBRAG judges comments recommending the book for the B.R.A.G. Medallion

Outstanding!!! There are a few formatting problems such as the appearance of double spacing at the end of several chapters, and a couple of the new chapter headings that appeared at the bottom of the page — but none of this mattered because this is one of the finest military books I have ever read. Thank you GySgt Bussler for who you are and what you did.

This is a gripping and heartrending story told with skill and grace. It describes the other side of warfare; the side that most of us never see in movies or other military books; it is a story that needed to be told. There were many moments in this increadible book that made me marvel at how the Marine Corps, which is arguably the toughest fighting force in history, could produce a man with such tenderness and depth of feeling like this Marine. The author’s writing style made it easy to feel that i was right there with him during the best and worst of his duty. And if i had been a Marine in his unit I would have followed him into hell and never given it a second thought. What a truly admirable man!

I am a retired R.N. who never served in uniform but my brother was a Vietnam-era Marine and my late father saw action with the Navy in the Pacific in WWII. This book made me laugh and cry and feel so proud to be an American. There were some tiny formatting issues in the book but the writing is almost poetic and the message GySgt Bussler conveys is worthy of all the accolades that have already been given to his book. I am honored to recommend it for a B.R.A.G. Medallion.

This is one of the finest books about war and the brave men and women who have served our nation so proudly, and with such great distinction. I wholeheartedly commend GySgt Bussler, not only for his outstanding service but for writing such a poignant book. I feel privleged to have read it. May God bless him and his fellow Marines, now and always.