Published on 8 September 2015

Train attack heroes awarded France’s Légion d’Honneur

"These men showed that faced with terror, we have the power to resist"

Published on France 24 August 25, 2015
President François Hollande on Monday bestowed France's highest honour on a group of Americans and a Briton who overpowered an attacker loaded with guns and ammunition on a crowded high-speed train bound for Paris.
Hollande pinned the Légion d'Honneur medal on US Airman Spencer Stone, National Guardsman Alek Skarlatos and university student Anthony Sadler. The three men tackled the gunman on Friday as he moved through the train armed with an assault rifle and an automatic pistol. A British businessman, Chris Norman, also helped subdue the attacker.
In a ceremony at the Elysée Palace, the French president saluted the four men for preventing “carnage” on the high-speed train.  The men showed "that faced with terror, we have the power to resist", said Hollande... Read more.