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Self Defense Classes – w/ Kris “Tanto” Paronto – Ep. 833

On Today’s Episode –

We have returning guest Kris Paronto back on to talk about the current events in our Country and what he has been up to since we last talked to him.


Kristian Joaquin “Tanto” Paronto (born 2 March 1971) is an American author, businessman, and former U.S. Army Ranger and CIA security contractor.[1] He is known for his actions while part of the CIA annex security team during the 2012 terrorist attack on the U.S. Ambassador to Libya, J. Chris Stevens and the CIA compound in Benghazi. He is featured in the book 13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi and is credited as a co-author, and is author of the self-help books The Patriot’s Creed: Inspiration and Advice for Living a Heroic Life and The Ranger Way: Living the Code On and Off the Battlefield.
Paronto was portrayed by actor Pablo Schreiber in the film 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi.
Paronto was born in Alamosa, Colorado. His parents were educators and his mother taught his first-grade class. His father James Paronto was a football coach and athletic director.[2] Paronto played football, baseball and basketball. A football scholarship helped pay for his college degrees which include an associates, bachelor’s and master’s degrees.

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