Ripley's Heroes

We exist to attract, service and provide for volunteer and experienced talent that would otherwise not able to help in the crisis in Ukraine and Poland due to cost of transportation, lodging or material and equipment shortages.

“Red Metal is red hot! If you enjoy finely-crafted military thrillers, you will love Red Metal.”

—Brad Thor, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Backlash

"Think Red Storm Rising, but 10x faster, with more action... I’m really high on this book."

—The Real Book Spy

“One hallmark of an excellent military tech thriller is research and authenticity and here Greaney and his co-author, Hunter Rawlings, have clearly done their homework to ensure the actions are both convincing and thrilling. The capabilities of both machines and warriors are very realistic, and the reader can almost sense the tension as battles are waged across Africa and Europe, with the difference between life and death often determined by split-second decisions under the stress of combat.”

New York Journal of Books

“Mark Greaney departs from his Gray Man series to pen the first installment in a new one alongside Marine Lt. Col. Hunter Ripley Rawlings. “Red Metal” reads like Tom Clancy or W.E.B. Griffin at their level best, which is obviously saying a lot. ”

Providence Journal

The Rip Rawlings Gallery

About H. Ripley Rawlings

-New York Times, USA Today and Amazon Charts Bestselling Author-

Lieutenant Colonel Hunter Ripley "Rip" Rawlings IV is a Marine Corps infantry and Reconnaissance Officer with 23-years of service. With ten deployments to Iraq, Afghanistan, CJTF-HOA, Djibouti, Saudi Arabia to name a few. He has a primary MOS of Infantry and secondary MOS of LAV Reconnaissance Officer. He served in billets from Scout Platoon Commander, FAST Commander up to Infantry Battalion Commander.

About Red Metal


A desperate Kremlin takes advantage of a military crisis in Asia to simultaneously strike into Western Europe and invade east Africa in a bid to occupy three Rare Earth mineral mines that will give Russia unprecedented control for generations over the world’s hi-tech sector.

From a daring MiG attack on American satellites, through land and air battles in all theaters, naval battles in the Arabian sea, and small unit fighting down to the hand-to-hand level in the jungle, Russia’s forces battle to either take the mines or detonate a nuclear device to prevent the West from exploiting them.

Latest Blog Posts

WZD#32 – Ripley’s Heroes Financial Friday, May 2022

May 17, 2022

War Zone Diary #32 – Ripley’s Heroes Financial Friday. Week ending 20 May, 2022. From the CEO: We are immensely gratified for you, our individual heroes, for your solid support and donations to the front line heroes we are all supporting.  We are still awaiting non-Profit status, the process is long and arduous, but we…

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WZD#28 – Death of a Ukrainian T-64

April 27, 2022

WZD#28 – Death of a Ukrainian T-64   I think there are things in war that are primeval, but also so ubiquitous to combat that a part of the human brain is hard-wired to know what they are–even if they haven’t yet been experienced. One of those is the smell of burned and decaying human…

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WZD#24 – Bad Ass Special Operations Unit

April 3, 2022

War Zone Diary#24 – Bad Ass Special Operations Unit takes over my Twitter account Hey All, there’s a unit I linked up with in Ukraine comprised of Veteran U.S., U.K. and Norwegian Special Forces guys who have an excellent story to tell you. Actually, it’s ongoing, meaning they are fighting right now as we speak…

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