Synopses & Reviews
In THE PATRIOT'S CREED, Kris Paronto, retired Army Ranger and hero of the Benghazi rescue, tells the stories of ten of his brothers and shares the commitment of special service operatives to be there when needed, and to go to any length to protect and serve.
The 75th Ranger Regiment, the Army Rangers, is the U.S. Army's premier large-scale special operations force, and it is made up of some of the most elite Soldiers in the world. The Rangers specialize in joint special operations raids and joint forcible entry operations. Being a Ranger is an honor shared by a distinct few. Kris Paronto is a former Army Ranger, and it was his training and dedication to serving that caused him to run into battle in the attack on the Benghazi compound when he and his fellow officers were told to stand down.
Navy SEALs are expertly trained to deliver highly specialized, intensely challenging warfare capabilities that are beyond the means of standard military forces, including direct action warfare, special reconnaissance, counterterrorism, and foreign internal defense. When there's nowhere else to turn, Navy SEALs achieve the impossible through critical thinking, sheer willpower and absolute dedication to their training, their missions and their fellow Special Operations team members.
These units combine with Green Berets, Delta Force, and other elite groups to make up the special forces operatives that protect the United States by all means necessary.
Kris Paronto is the first to say that he part of an elite brotherhood - men who will give all to fight for America and for freedom. In his new book he tells the stories of ten of his brothers, including retired soldiers who go back to fight as contractors. He shares the commitment of true patriots and soldiers to be there when needed, and to go to any length to protect and serve.
Army Ranger and bestselling author Kris Paronto reveals the values and creed shared by special forces for self-improvement and living a purposeful life.
When Kris Paronto began talking with civilians about his experiences fighting the terrorist attack on the US State Department Special Mission Compound in Benghazi, Libya on September 11, 2012, he was surprised at how often people told him that the story of his extraordinary battle gave them courage to face tough times in their everyday lives. "The odds were stacked against us that night but the truth is that we refused to quit and we beat them with faith, teamwork, and the principles that were first instilled in me when I joined the Army. You can find those in the Rangers Creed and the Army Values," he says, "and you don't have to be a Special Operations soldier to use them."
In The Patriot's Creed, Kris Paronto uses the seven core Army Values that all soldiers learn in Basic Combat Training, and the experiences of other servicemen and women and First Responders, to explain how anyone can improve themselves, the world around them, and live a heroic life. The stakes are dramatic for the brave men and women who put their lives on the line to fight for America, and too many of their acts of courage and honor are unknown. The examples of their persistence and discipline will be inspiring to anyone facing seemingly insurmountable obstacles.
At a time of national polarization, Kris Paronto draws attention to values all readers can share and use, and to the honor, integrity and courage of true patriots who have gone to great lengths to protect and serve. They embody the best of us and make Kris Paronto proud to be an American soldier.