Billed as "A hero of Benghazi", a former Army Ranger who helped repel the attack there will be in Redding next month for a speaking engagement. Kris Paronto, known professionally as "Tanto", will tell the story as related in the book "13 Hours In Benghazi". On September 11th of 2012 terrorists attacked the U.S. State Department Special Mission Compound in Benghazi and a nearby C.I.A. Station where Paronto was stationed. The actions of Paronto and others are credited with saving at least 20 lives. Paronto will be at the Redding Civic Auditorium on November 16th as a fundraiser for Redding Republican Women Federated. Ticket information is available at reddingcivic.com.