I am sure you have all seen the story of the three Americans and one Brit who subdued the gunman on the train from Amsterdam to Paris. Today, the French President, Francois Hollande pinned the Legion of Honor medal on U. S. Airman Spencer Stone, National Guardsman, Alek Skarlatos and their friend, a college student, Anthony Saller. The medal was also given to a British businessman, Chris Norman, who jumped into the fray.
"An example to the world", the French president called them as he gave them their medals.
This is a most extraordinary story of bravery and I want to have this post on my blog so I may remember their names and have a record of it...
There is another who also helped but that name has not been released just yet. When it is, I will come back to this post and add the name. (I now know the name, his name is Mark Moogalian, an American college professor.) Moogalian was the first to confront the gunman, and was shot in the back.
I have no medals to give them, just writing their names here to salute them for their courage.
Speaking of which, I am thankful that France so quickly had these medals bestowed upon these men! I don't know if you know this about me, but I love France. Vive la France!
|Southeast coast of England...not far from France, I hope to see it one day...|