This morning on Stinchfield, live from the 2017 NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits in Atlanta, Grant and Bill Whittle talked with hero Kris "Tanto" Paronto, who was part of the CIA annex security team that responded to the terrorist attack on the US Special Mission in Benghazi, Libya, September 11th, 2012.
Paronto is currently gearing up to go back overseas. "It's the adrenaline," he said. "Guys like myself, we can't live on [an even keel]. Once you have that in your system, you've got to have that continual up and down."
A survivor of PTSD, Paronto was diagnosed with the condition in 2007 and continues to manage and deal with it on a regular basis. It's not a "disorder," he says, as it's so often referred to.
"To me, it's the left labeling to keep veterans and those who have served down, to keep them at a lower level," he said. "It's not [a disorder]. It's a badge of honor. You've accomplished things in your life that people literally want to watch movies about. You done things where God says, 'hey, you can handle that.'"
Dave “Boon” Benton, a Marine veteran and trained sniper, was with Paronto in Benghazi and is also at the Vertx booth at the 2017 NRA Annual Meeting.
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