You will already have heard of the quartet of heroes, three American and one British, who, traveling on a train from Amsterdam to Paris, tackled and disarmed an Islamicist terrorist wielding an AK-47 and other weapons, thus saving many lives besides their own. The three Americans, all from California, were childhood friends traveling together. Two of the three, Spencer Stone and Alek Skarlotos, were military men, one Air Force, the other National Guard, traveling in mufti, although the first reports identified them as Marines; the third,...

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