No Tougher Duty - No Higher Honor: From Iraq to America, a Healing Journey in Writing!

High explosives could not kill him.

On his second tour to Iraq, an IED made from a 120mm high-explosive round blasted him into the "abyss"-- 40 yards away...

“After you get blown up, you come really close to death, your invincibility bubble pops.”
Now he wants to help others heal!

Meet AWARD WINNING Author and retired USMC Gunnery Sergeant Christian Bussler.

He did 3 tours to Iraq: Ramadi, Fallujah, and all of the nice respectable places your mother told you NOT to go to when visiting Iraq! 
He fought PTSD--and won.
He had the most unique job description of any Marine...
  • Mortuary Affairs Marine
This is his story, it is AMAZING:

And this is the interview--equally AMAZING!

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No Tougher Duty - No Greater Honor

Some highlights:

  • The worst part of the war
  • The best part of the war
  • The Bradley fighting vehicle, an aluminum “Death Trap”! Melted bodies in aluminum!
  • Tap testing crash sites for human remains
  • Preparing yourself to die
  • Journaling as therapy
  • Camp Coyote
  • Camp Iwo-Jima
  • The Blackhawk helicopter crash
  • Burned blood!
  • How do you honor the dead?
  • Combat in Fallujah and Ramadi
  • BJJ - Brazilian Ju Jitsu
Dear Vets,

Where to reach Christian online:

Who is Christian Bussler???

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.

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