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Saturday, August 22, 2015

Commander, U.S. Air Forces in Europe, Air Forces Africa, commends actions of Americans in French train incident

8/22/2015 - RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany -- General Frank Gorenc, U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa commander, shared his praise for the three Americans who took heroic measures on a train by stopping a gunman before he could engage his automatic weapon.

"I continue to learn more about the heroic actions of three brave young men on a train headed from Amsterdam to Paris. As an Airman, I also feel a sense of deep pride in the selfless response shown by all three; Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone and his friends, Oregon Guardsman Specialist Alek Skarlatos and Mr. Anthony Sadler. All three courageously stepped into a dangerous situation, and their gallant actions saved the lives of countless innocent civilians from the hands of an armed assailant. I am deeply thankful these men took action and averted tragedy, and I wish a speedy recovery to all those who were impacted by this event."

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