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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  • Muscatine Republican's Labor Day Hog Roast Featuring Kris "Tanto" Paranto

    Sunday, September 04, 2016 at 05:00 PM


    For more information or Tickets, call Fred Grunder at 563-343-0040.

    Join the Muscatine County Republicans this Labor Day weekend event to celebrate the end of summer and kick off the fall election cycle.

    We are proud to welcome Senator Joni Ernst, Republican Party of Iowa Chairman Jeff Kaufmann, and our headlining speaker, Kris "Tanto" Paronto.

    Paranto, one of the moat sought after speakers in the country, is a former Army Ranger and military contractor, and was one of the response team members on the ground in Benghazi, Libya.

    You will not hear a more compelling speaker than Mr. Paranto as he recounts the events that infamous night in Benghazi on September 11th, 2012.

    There is a meet-and-greet with opportunities to meet and have your photo taken with Mr. Paranto starting at 3:30 pm with the doors opening for General Admission at 5 pm.

    Seating and meet-and-greet tickets are very limited so please do not wait to reserve your seats for this exciting event.

    Host and sponsorship opportunities are available, as well as many volunteers needed. Please call Fred Grunder at 563-343-0040 if you wish to help.

    All attendees must have a ticket. No exceptions.

    Hosted and Sponsored by the Muscatine County Republicans.

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