Ilario Pantano

Ilario Pantano REPRepublican

U.S. Marine

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Ilario PantanoREPRepublican U.S. Marine
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Ilario Gregory Pantano (born August 28, 1971) is a former United States Marine Corps second lieutenant. He has also been an author, a television commentator, and served as a Deputy Sheriff in Wilmington, North Carolina. He was a Republican Party nominee for the US House of Representatives in 2010. Pantano served in the Persian Gulf War, during Operation Desert Storm, and in the Iraq War, during Operation Iraqi Freedom. He came to national attention when he was accused of premeditated murder in the killing of two Iraqi captives, during a unit mission near Fallujah, Iraq on April 15, 2004. An article 32 hearing found no credible evidence or testimony for the accusation and declined to prosecute Pantano, dropping all charges. Claiming terrorist threats against his family, he resigned his officer's commission and was honorably discharged. These events and his other experiences as a combat Marine during the Persian Gulf War and in Iraq in 2004 are the subject of his memoir, Warlord: No Better Friend, No Worse Enemy.

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Education5 - 5 of 3
Cape Fear Community College
New York University
BA Economics
Coastal Carolina Community College
Past Positions1 - 7 of 7
Marine Lieutenant
United States Marine Corps
Warlord: Broken By War. Saved By Grace
New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX)
Deputy Sheriff
New Hanover County
Goldman Sachs
Media Consulting Business
Special Deputy
New Hanover County, retired
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Grace Baptist Church