Three Americans are responsible for thwarting an attempted terrorist attack on a high speed train in France Friday afternoon. Childhood friends Alek Skarlatos, Spencer Stone, and Anthony Sadler saved countless lives after subduing, slamming, and knocking out a heavily armed jihadist gunman.
From the New York Times:
Alek Skarlatos, a specialist in the National Guard from Oregon vacationing in Europe with a friend in the Air Force, Airman First Class Spencer Stone and another American, Anthony Sadler, looked up and saw the gunman. Mr. Skarlatos, who was returning from a deployment in Afghanistan, looked over at the powerfully built Mr. Stone, a martial arts enthusiast. “Let’s go, go!” he shouted.
Mr. Stone went after the gunman and, with his friends, pounded him to the floor of the train carriage. “I mean, adrenaline mostly just takes over,” Skarlatos said in a Skype interview on Saturday that appeared on television barely 12 hours after it was over. “I didn’t realize, or fully comprehend, what was going on.”
Incredible story. This is why the servicemen and women of our country are simply the best. They stare down an AK-47, themselves unarmed, and shout “Let’s go!” We’re talking about three dudes in their early twenties doing the whole “Euro Trip” excursion. You can imagine they might not have been in the best fighting shape after days and nights of drinking, smoking, and fucking everything in sight. Yet, they were still able to wrestle this dingleberry to the ground, eliminate the threat, and assist those wounded in the conflict.
Forget a beer, France needs to pay for the remainder of these three heroes’ trip. I’m talking penthouse suites, VIP access, and the finest French hookers available..
[via New York Times]
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