VVA member McKendree “Mike” Long III served two tours in the Vietnam War as an advisor to South Vietnamese Army units, earning a Silver Star and Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry in the process. After retiring, he began writing historical fiction. His books, Long told us, “don’t have a damn thing to do with Vietnam, but have everything to do with veterans.”
Long’s first novel, No Good Like It Is (332 pp., CreateSpace, $12.08, paper; $2.99, Kindle), published in 2010, follows two Confederate cavalrymen through the Civil War and their postwar adventures in Texas.
In the sequel, Dog Soldier Moon (Goldminds Publishing, 260 pp., $12, paper; $2.99, Kindle), published in 2011, Long brings back his Texas Ranger heroes Dobey Walls and Jimmy Boss Melton, who get involved in a series of adventures in the Texas Panhandle in the late 1860s.
The author’s website is http://mckendreelong.com