Dismount tells the interwoven stories of five Marines of Operation Iraqi Freedom: Hicks, Ramirez, Valery, Wallace, and Watt. They left home and joined the Marine Corps seeking change. After the rigors of boot camp and the trauma of war, who will they be when they return home?

Aramis Calderon is a Marine veteran with a pen. He holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Tampa. His work has been published in The Deadly Writers Patrol, Military Experience & the Arts, and So Say We All. Dismount is his debut novel. He currently resides around Tampa, Florida where every week he meets with fellow veteran writers in the DD-214 Writers’ Workshop.