Pair who were in Benghazi say they felt God’s protection in firefight

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January 26, 2016

John Tiegen, Mark Geist, and Kris Paronto attend the Dallas Premiere of the Paramount Pictures film "13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi." (CNS photo/Cooper Neill/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures) See BENGHAZI Jan. 26, 2016 and MOVIE-REVIEW-13HOURS-BENGHAZI Jan. 15, 2016. Editors: editorial use only.

John Tiegen, Mark Geist, and Kris Paronto attend the Dallas Premiere of the Paramount Pictures film “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi.” (CNS photo/Cooper Neill/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures)

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Not only are there no atheists in foxholes, but some of the denominational differences seem to disappear, too, once you’re under heavy fire.

That was the situation that Mark Geist and Kris Paronto found themselves in working as military contractors in Benghazi, Libya.

It was their book, co-written with other members of the Annex Security Team and writer Mitchell Zuckoff, “13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi,” that detailed the role of the contractors who waded into the 2012 Libyan firefight that took the life of U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens. It’s now been adapted for the movie “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi.”

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