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Praise for The Long Goodbye

"Michael Archer established himself as a worthy spokesman for Vietnam War veterans in 2004 with publication of his poignant combat memoir, A Patch of Ground: Khe Sanh Remembered. Now, Archer has delivered a   powerful sequel to A Patch of Ground, a brutally honest and impassioned work of nonfiction that takes us even deeper inside America's faltering war in Vietnam.”—GREGG JONES, foreign correspondent, investigative journalist and Pulitzer Prize finalist. Author of Last Stand at Khe Sanh and Honor in the Dust.

 "Marines don't leave their dead behind, goes the adage... Mike Archer demonstrates the truth of that statement and the double-edges of its meaning. This is a book that will leave its grip on your heart. It deserves to stand with the classics not only of the Vietnam War but of all wars."—WAYNE KARLIN Marine Vietnam War combat veteran and award-winning writer, editor and author of Wandering Souls: Journeys With the Dead and the Living in Viet Nam.

 "A wonderfully written account. Mike's gripping description of the decade long search for his friend's remains speaks volumes about the motto of the Corps, Semper Fidelis--Always Faithful."—DICK CAMP, Colonel, USMC (Ret),  Khe Sanh veteran, formerly Deputy Director of the Marine Corps' History Division and author of  Boots on the Ground and Battleship Arizona's Marines at War.

"Skillfully blending history and biography, Michael Archer tells a compelling story of the Vietnam conflict and its aftermath. His timely revisiting of the epic battle of Khe Sanh reminds us that for those who experience combat a war may never end." GEORGE HERRING, Alumni Professor of History Emeritus at the University of Kentucky and author of America's Longest War and From Colony to Superpower.

"A simply gripping and astounding story of the death of his childhood friend and fellow Marine... Everyone who dies in the service of their country deserves a friend like Archer who can write their story so powerfully and so beautifully." CALEB CAGE, Iraq war combat veteran, Director of Nevada's Office of Homeland Security and coauthor of the book The Gods of Diyala.

"Part battlefield account and part detective story... riveting and brilliantly told."DAN BARNETT, Book Columnist, Chico Enterprise-Record   

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