U.S. Air Force To Award HIGHEST Noncombat Medal To Paris Train Attack Hero
As it should be. Will President Obama issue medals to these brave heroes?
As Reported By Stripes:
The Air Force is awarding Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone its highest noncombat honor, the Airman’s Medal, for his heroic actions aboard a Paris train, the Air Force announced Monday.
According to the Air Force, the Airman’s Medal was established in 1960 and is awarded “to any member of the Armed Forces of the United States or of a friendly nation who, while serving in any capacity with the United States Air Force … distinguished himself or herself by a heroic act, usually at the voluntary risk of his or her life but not involving actual combat.”
James and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh said Stone may be eligible for other honors, including the Purple Heart if investigators determine the attack was an act of terrorism.
THE STORY CONTINUES HERE:
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone meets Chief Master Sgt. Phillip Easton, 86th Airlift Wing command chief, upon his arrival to Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Aug. 24. 2015. Stone, along with childhood friends Aleksander Skarlatos and Anthony Sadler, was recently honored by French President Francois Hollande with the French Legion of Honour for subduing an armed gunman when he entered their train carrying an assault rifle, a handgun and a box cutter. Stone is an ambulance service technician with the 65th Medical Operations Squadron stationed at Lajes Field, Azores.
by SARA KELLER/U.S. AIR FORCE