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Men who stopped train attacker awarded Legion d’Honneur

August 25, 2015

French President François Hollande awarded France’s highest honor Monday to three Americans and a Briton who tackled a gunman on a train from Amsterdam to Paris.

The Pentagon said later that the two U.S. servicemembers given the French award are  being considered for heroic military medals, including a possible Purple Heart.

Hollande presented the Legion d’Honneur to U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone, 23; Alek Skarlatos, 22, an Oregon National Guardsman; Anthony Sadler, 23, a Sacramento State University student; and British citizen Chris Norman, 62.

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