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About H. Ripley Rawlings

Lieutenant Colonel Hunter Ripley "Rip" Rawlings IV is a Marine Corps infantry and Reconnaissance Officer with 22-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

Interview with Larry Bond

March 25, 2019

Interview notes with Mr. Larry Bond (USN) Interviewee: LtCol H. R. Rawlings DTG: 095011MAR19 REF: Military Fiction & Contemporary Military Events On 11 March, 2019 I was honored to interview one of the most storied military fiction authors and game designers of the past three decades.  A former U.S. Navy destroyer and intelligence officer, his…

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Red Metal Review

March 8, 2019

Great to hear from some of our early fans for Red Metal.  Certainly they looked at the title because it’s got the world renowned author, #1 NYT bestseller Mark Greaney.  Maybe they stayed for the coffee and doughnuts!  Either way, thanks guys for the wonderful mention. Semper fi, Rip Rawlings Readers, be sure to follow…

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Connections with the Author Rip Rawlings

March 8, 2019

Hey, I love reading and writing.  Would really like to hear what you are reading and writing. Let’s connect up with on Good Reads:

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