“America is too great for small dreams.”
-President Ronald Reagan
We would like to invite you to support and be a special part of the fourthannual Stars & Stripes Luncheon Presented by Clay Cooley Auto Group and Film Festival presented by Stripe-A-Zone, benefitting Sons of the Flag and honoring our nation’s finest: our Military, Veterans and First-Responders.
The Luncheon will take place on Friday, November 10, 2017, at Dallas Country Club, and we are thrilled to announce that Kris “Tonto” Paronto will be our keynote speaker.
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.
Visit us again later this summer for the full festival schedule, presented by Stripe-A-Zone.
The Stars & Stripes Luncheon and Film Festival will benefit Sons of the Flag, a Dallas based non-profit founded by former Navy SEAL Ryan “Birdman” Parrott. Sons of the Flag is committed to supporting Military, First-Responder and Civilian Burn Survivors and their families.