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Project RED Friday Presents, Kris "Tanto" Paronto

  • Cross Church Springdale 1709 Johnson Road Springdale, AR, 72762 United States (map)

This is also a care care package drive. please consider bringing 1 or more of these items;

6 disposable razors / shaving cream / 100 Q tips / foot powder / deodorant / wet wipes / shampoo / bar soap / tooth brush / tooth paste / 2 pairs of crew socks / 2 tubes lip balm.

See the bottom of this event, you can register here for your chance to win an AR10/308-7.62 rifle.

To get your tickets to see and listen to "Tanto" go to:


13 HOURS sets the record straight on what happened during a night that has been shrouded in mystery and controversy. Written by New York Times bestselling author Mitchell Zuckoff, this riveting book takes readers into the action-packed story of heroes who laid their lives on the line for one another, for their countrymen, and for their country.

13 HOURS is a stunning, eye-opening, and intense book...but most importantly, it is the truth. The story of what happened to these men...and what they unforgettable.

Come hear Kris speak on; "GOD and Combat"

Kris "Tanto" Paronto

  • Former Ranger, 2nd Battalion, 75th Regiment
  • Security and Military Consultant
  • Hero of Benghazi Attack

Kris Paronto - “Tanto” as he is affectionately known in security contracting circles - is a former Army Ranger from 2nd Battalion 75th Ranger Regiment and private security contractor who has deployed throughout South America, Central America, the Middle East and North Africa. He also worked with the US Government’s Global Response Staff conducting low profile security in high threat environments throughout the world.

Mr. Paronto 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, helping to save over 20 lives while fighting off terrorists from the CIA Annex for over 13 hours. Mr. Paronto’s story is told in the book “13 Hours” written by Mitchell Zuckoff and his five surviving annex security team members.

Mr. Paronto was born in Alamosa, Colorado and obtained his Associate Degree from Dixie College (now Dixie State University) in St. George, Utah, Bachelor’s Degree from Mesa State College in Grand Junction, Colorado and Masters Degree from The University of Nebraska at Omaha. He served 4 years in the US Army and an additional 4 years in the US Army National Guard reaching the rank of Sergeant then becoming a commissioned officer in 2003. He started contracting for Blackwater Security Consulting in 2003 and continued to deploy on various security contracts, to include the Global Response Staff until 2013.

Mr. Paronto has been involved in security operations in hostile environments for over 10 years. His team’s involvement with the September 11th, 2012 attack on the US special mission in Benghazi, Libya was paramount in the saving of US lives and assets. He is a proven leader, teammate and friend to those who have deployed with him, and a devout father to three children.

To get your tickets go to:

Project RED Friday Gun Giveaway

You can register here for your chance to win an AR10/308-7.62 rifle.

Please read the rule of the contest:

To be eligible for this contest, entries must purchase a ticket for the event, “Project RED Friday presents, Kris “Tanto” Paronto” on April 22nd, 2017, as well as a t-shirt for the event, which can be purchased at

(a specific t-shirt is designated, and the t-shirt at the link above, will be the one associated with this contest). All Participants must complete the information request on this page or the entry will be disqualified.

The winner or winners of the Project RED Friday Gun Giveaway, must be of legal age and be eligible to pass   background checks and required Federal, State and Local laws in order to take possession of the firearm. There is no cash equivalent and no person other than the winning person may take possession of the firearm. Failure to comply with all Federal, State and Local laws including but not limited to background checks for firearm possession will result in the forfeiture of the prize and another winner or winners will be selected. Participants in the Project RED Friday Gun Giveaway must be residents of the USA.

Entries will be accepted from March 31st 2017 thru April 22nd 2017, Cut off is four o'clock pm (4:00 pm) Arkansas Time, on April 22nd 2017. Participants do not need to be present to win. The name will be drawn on April 24th 2017 at 6:00 pm. Participant’s entry will be placed into one drawing and a winner will be randomly selected on April 24th 2017. The winner will be named by a designated person from Project RED Friday.

Participants must provide Project RED Friday with accurate information on the entry form. Project RED Friday reserves the right to disqualify any participants if for any reason inaccurate or incomplete information is suspected.

Participants are allowed one entry per household, Project RED Friday reserves the right to disqualify any participants for making additional entries into the draw not in accordance with the Rule as outlined herein.

Participation by Project RED Friday owners, board, or additional volunteers, is strictly prohibited in the Project RED Friday Gun Giveaway.

Participants may from time to time receive information directly from Project RED Friday, through if they so indicated by the selection of “Yes” to this question: Would you like to be notified of future contest and special promotions from Project RED Friday? At any time, the participants can unsubscribe from this information and Project RED Friday, will maintain such a mechanism to allow the participant to unsubscribe.

We respect your privacy. We will not sell, share or disclose your information to third parties.

The winner or winners of the Project RED Friday Gun Giveaway will be contacted either by email or by phone, name put on the website,, as the winner. Winners have 30 days to respond to our first contact or a new draw for the prize will be made.

This prize or prizes has no cash value or exchangeable cash value.

Project RED Friday will assume no responsibility for the use of the firearm, and the winner will be responsible for the proper safe handling and storage of the firearm as well as obtaining proper instruction for the safe use and handling of the firearm.

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Earlier Event: April 19
Veteran's Career and Resources Fair
Later Event: May 29
Memorial Day Flag Garden