One of the men who helped defend the American outpost in Benghazi, Libya, during the devastating September 11, 2012 terrorist attack said that there’s more to the phrase “for God and Country” then meets the eye.
In fact he believes that the Supreme being and military “service go hand-in-hand.”
“Faith teaches you how to live with courage, how to live with honor, gives you something to strive for,” U.S. Army Ranger Kris “Tanto” Paronto said in a recent video released by Paramount Pictures ahead of its feature film, “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi.”
“To me, that’s the American spirit,” he added.
Paronto was one of those “Secret Soldiers of Benghazi.”
He and five other men ran toward the danger — the sound of gunfire, rocket-propelled grenades and mortar attacks that led to the death of four Americans — including that of Ambassador Chris Stevens.
One of the motivating factors for the six was a belief in God — that they were fighting for a cause that was just.
“God and the service kind of go hand-in-hand,” said Paronto. “You’re doing something honorable that’s above yourself.”
Watch the clip below.
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