Secretary of Defense Carter Honors French Train Attack Heroes at Pentagon
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone (R) is congratulated by Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James during an awards ceremony for the three men who helped stop a gunman on a Paris-bound train last month at the Pentagon September 17, 2015 in Arlington, Virginia. Stone received the Airman's Medal and the Purple Heart medal, Army Specialist Alek Skarlatos received the Soldier's Medal and Anthony Sadler received the Defense Department Medal for Valor. The three men helped overpower gunman Ayoub El-Khazzani, 25, after he opened fire on a Thalys train traveling from Amsterdam to Paris on August 21.
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