Military Airman Who Helped Stop Attack on Paris-Bound Train Will Get Purple Heart
Stone has been called our very own "Captain America," and was already getting the Airman's Medal, the highest non-combat award in the Air Force. The honors will be issued at a Pentagon ceremony on Wednesday, the article said.
Stone, Skarlatos and their friend Anthony Sadler were on vacation Aug. 21 when they subdued, disarmed and hogtied a heavily armed gunman on a train heading from Amsterdam to Paris, according to Air Force Times. The gunman, who was armed with the gun, a Luger and a box cutter, stabbed Stone during the melee, sending him to the hospital. France awarded all three Americans the Legion of Merit within days of the attack.
The gunman was identified as 26-year-old Moroccan Ayoub El-Khazzani. He was believed to belong to a radical Islamist movement. Check back to our blog for more military updates. Want to learn more about how to help the troops? Click here to donate and show your support for the brave men and women soldiers serving our country. Please consider reaching out to us.
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