Sean with BooksandBeers.com!!! Great review!!
A big shoutout to GySgt L. Christian Bussler (Ret.) @no_tougher_duty who goes by Chris for sending over a copy of his book No Tougher Duty, No Greater Honor. I've tried to avoid accepting books from individuals given the significant pile of books I've amassed and it's not fair to accept books that won't get read. In this case, the story really intrigued me. .
The book centers around Chris' time as a Mortuary Affairs Marine during the most recent Iraq War and truthfully, it's not a role I'd ever really thought about as being a part of the war. Not because it doesn't make sense, but because they often don't garner a lot of attention. An unsung hero in a lot of respects being the last point of contact for a fallen soldier before leaving the battlefield to be returned home. It requires an iron will to think that you will be recovering fallen soldiers in highly dangerous situations but also having to come face to face to death of a brother at arms.
At times shocking, this book covers many stories that will open your eyes to a new world of the military that you too may not have considered. Chris' thoughtfulness towards the fallen and the process really shows through in his writing and the stories he shares. There is a certain amount of respect that one deserves for dedicating their life to not only the military but doing the best job possible and one so connected to the larger military family back home.
Anyone interested in the marines, military history, or the latest Iraq war should look for this one on Amazon and help support a retired marine. You can see from the cover the various awards this one has garnered and for good reason; you can tell that Chris has a writer's heart inside him with the way the stories unfold.
Great read and a great book. Thanks again Chris for sending a copy. I'd also encourage you to check out Chris' GoFundMe page and help this man get a flight out to L.A. to meet Jocko Wilink who would be a fascinating interview in my mind. You can find the link on his bio.