Kris “Tanto” Paronto

Benghazi Hero To Speak, Announce Scholarship April 13

Kris “Tanto” Paronto, ​perhaps best known for his story told in the book and movie “13 Hours,” will speak at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 13, at the Prescott Campus.​​

Paronto is a former Army Ranger from 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment and private security contractor who was part of the CIA annex security team that responded to the terrorist attack on the U.S. Special Mission in Benghazi, Libya, on Sept. 11, 2012. He helped to save more than 20 lives while figh​ting off terrorists from the CIA Annex for more than 13 hours.​

Coinciding with Paronto’s visit will be the announcement of a large scholarship in the name of ​​Glen Doherty, whom the College of Security and Intelligence is named after.

The event, sponsored by the College Republicans, will be open to the public. Student admission is free. A suggested $10 admission price for the public will benefit the Glen Doherty scholarship.



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