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Anthony Wayne Bussler

 Anthony Wayne Bussler is a member of the Wheelersburg High School Class of 1956. He has been a longtime supporter of the Wheelersburg community and schools from the years he attended and played basketball for Wheelersburg to the years as a Little League baseball coach. He has served in the Wheelersburg community as Cub Scout Master, 4-H advisor, Porter Township Assistant Chief and fireman, treasure of the Scioto County Pioneer Village, Kiwanis member, and 32nd Degree Western Sun Masonic Lodge member. He was also president of the Wheelersburg Athletic Association and a member of the United Methodist Church.

Honors, Awards and Accomplishments:
1991 State of Ohio Democrat of the Year
State of Ohio Democrat Hall of Fame
1992 Woodmen of the World Citizen of the Year
Porter Township Fireman of the Year
35-year Democratic Party committeeman
10-year Scioto County Democrat Party Chairman
VFW Past Commander
American Legion member
Former President of District 10 Scioto County Veteran Commission

Work Experience:
Williams Manufacturing
Ohio Stove Company
Empire-Detroit Steel Company
ODOT of Columbus
Scioto County Engineer
Scioto County Sanitary Engineer
6-term Porter Township Trustee
2-year Scioto County Commissioner

Oct 1957 Enlisted in Army
24 months of active duty – 19 of those in Germany in 3rd
Armored Division as a tank driver
Sept 1990 Army Reserves, called to active duty for Operation desert
Shield/Desert Storm. Stationed in Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Kuwait.
Retired 1992 Rank of E-8, 1st Sergeant
Military Honors: Good Conduct medal
Humanitarian Service Medal
Army Achievement Medal
Armed Forces Reserve Medal
Kuwait Liberation Medal
Southwest Asia Service Medal w/ 3-star clusters
NCO Professional development Medal
Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal
Army reserve components Overseas Training Ribbon
Bronze Star
Overseas Service Ribbon
Unit Citation Ribbon
Sharpshooter Badge with Automatic Rifle Bar
Expert Badge with Rifle Bar

Numerous military schools

Married: July 1960 to Carla Jane (McCollum) Bussler
Children: Four children (all WHS graduates)
Sarah (class of ’80)
Tony (class of ‘82)
Charles (class of ’84)
Heidi (class of ’87)
Three grandchildren