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TCR Episode #98 | Lt. Col H. Ripley ”Rip” Rawlings, IV (Ret.) - THE KILL BOX

October 11th, 2021

In this episode, New York Times bestselling author, Lt Col H. Ripley "Rip" Rawlings, IV (Ret.) returns to The Crew Reviews to discuss his second Tyce Asher military thriller, THE KILL BOX.

With over twenty-three years of active duty service as a Marine Corps infantry and Reconnaissance Officer, Rip completed ten combat and peacekeeping deployments to Afghanistan (OEF), Iraq (OIF), Saudi Arabia, and Northern Africa (OEF), among others. His last assignment was in Quantico Marine Base as the Warfighting Department Head for Marine Corps Command & Staff College. Prior to this appointment, he served as Battalion Commander, 3d Battalion, 5th Marines, the Marine Corps’ storied “Darkhorse” battalion. Rawlings has received numerous awards and decorations for his service and is a recognized expert in Marine Corps infantry weapons, from anti-tank rockets and missiles to heavy machine guns and LAV 25mm gunnery. He is a member of the Military Writers Society of America, International Thriller Writers, The Authors Guild, The Wilfred Owen Association, The Cecil Scott Forester Society, The Philosophical Society of Washington, The Dorothy L Sayers Society and The Naval Order of the United States. He lives near Fairfax, Virginia. Visit him online at

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