US train attack hero to be nominated for Airman's Medal

US serviceman Spencer Stone poses after a press conference at the US embassy in Paris on August 23, 2015The US serviceman who was wounded while foiling a gun attack on a train in Europe will be nominated for the Air Force’s highest medal for non-combat bravery, military officials said Monday. The airman, Spencer Stone, and his friend Alek Skarlatos, a National Guardsman, helped wrestle to the floor the assailant who opened fire after boarding a high-speed train in Brussels bound for Paris, witnesses said. Stone suffered hand and eye injuries in the incident, which has already earned him France’s Legion of Honor, the country’s highest award.

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