Congressman recognizes Travis Airman

Rep. John Garamendi, D-Walnut Grove, Calif., presents Staff Sgt. Spencer Stone, 60th Medical Operations Squadron pediatric medical technician, with a Certificate of Commendation at Travis Air Force Base, Calif., June 3, 2016. Stone garnered international headlines in August 2015 when he and two friends thwarted a terrorist attack on a Paris-bound train, subduing and disarming a man wielding an assault rifle, pistol and box cutter. Exposing himself to the man's line of fire, Stone charged, tackled and restrained the individual. During the struggle, the gunman slashed Stone several times lacerating his head, neck, and thumb. Despite his injuries, Stone then provided life-saving care to a man who received a gunshot wound to his throat during the attack. Stone applied pressure to the wounded man's neck to stop the life-threatening bleeding. For his heroic and selfless actions, Stone was presented with France's highest recognition, the Legion of Honor. (U.S. Air Force photo by Louis Briscese/Released)

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