Kris “Tanto” Paronto

Kris “Tanto” Paronto, a United States Veteran and private security contractor, has served the United States for more than 18 years. Kris possesses elite training skills received from the U.S. Army Ranger, 2nd Battalion, 75th Regiment and 5th Battalion, Special Forces Group. Throughout those years Kris joined other security companies including Blackwater Security, the Central Intelligence Agency, OSEN Hunter Group and NEXUS Security Consulting. Read More.


Real Account of What Happened

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The harrowing, true account from the brave men on the ground who fought back during the Battle of Benghazi. 13 HOURS presents, for the first time ever, the true account of the events of September 11, 2012, when terrorists attacked the US State Department Special Mission Compound and a nearby CIA station called the Annex in Benghazi, Libya.

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  • 2016 Lincoln Day Dinner Featuring Keynote Speaker Kris "Tanto" Paronto In Bridgeport, Connecticut

    Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 06:00 PM


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    Benghazi Survivor & Motivational Speaker, Kris "Tanto" Paronto, is one of the most sought after speakers in the country. For Booking Information or Media Requests, contact Judy Landreth Wilkinson - / (706)518-2116.

    Kris "Tanto" Paronto - Keynote Speaker For Montana Republican Party - Bozeman, Montana

    Friday, May 27, 2016 at 06:00 PM


    Event Details

    13 Hours American Hero Kris “Tanto” Paronto comes to Bozeman on Friday, May 27, 2016 to tell the true story of what happened the night of the Benghazi terrorist attack. This will be an amazing opportunity to hear “Tanto’s” personal account and first-hand details of the Battle of Benghazi. “Tanto” will set the record straight on the night that has been shrouded in mystery and controversy.

    The event starts at 5:30 PM at Copper Spring Ranch in Bozeman. It's going to be an incredible evening that also includes dinner, live and silent auctions, and a quick draw. This will be an event you won't want to miss. We can't wait to see you in Bozeman!

    Key Dates:

    May 18: Ticket prices increase $20

    May 25: LAST day to purchase tickets

    Tickets will NOT be sold at the door.


    Please direct any questions to Executive Director Tim Gould. Phone: 406-442-6469 |

    Have questions about Kris “Tanto” Paronto: Benghazi American Hero from 13 Hours?Contact Montana Republican Party
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