Everyday Legends - Standing In the Face of Terror

Spencer Stone

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone meets Lt. Gen. Timothy M. Ray, 3rd Air Force commander and 17th Expeditionary Air Force commander, upon his arrival to Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Aug. 24. 2015. Courtesy Ramstein Air Base.

By Kris Deichler, Associate Partner, Lighthouse International

Last week two off duty servicemen, Spencer Stone and Alek Skarlatos, and their student friend Anthony Sadler overpowered a lone and heavily armed gunman firing an AK-47 assault rifle on a packed French train. Had it not been for their brave, fast and instinctive action, many lives could have been lost - thankfully, none were.