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Service members could get additional honors for stopping train attack


PARIS (AP) -- They've already been given France's highest award -- but two U.S. service members may be in line for additional honors for their role in subduing a heavily-armed attacker on a high-speed train headed to Paris on Friday.

   U.S. Airman Spencer Stone and National Guardsman Alek Skarlatos were honored today in Paris along with their longtime friend Anthony Sadler and a British businessman, Chris Norman.

   A Pentagon spokesman says the military is considering "appropriate awards to recognize their heroic actions." Navy Capt. Jeff Davis also says it will be up to the uniform regulations of each service to determine whether Stone and Skarlatos can wear their Legion of Honor medals. Generally, foreign awards aren't worn, except in special circumstances.

   Stone, who was injured in the attack, had his arm in a sling at today's ceremony, and his eye was bruised. He later left for Ramstein, Germany, where U.S. air power in Europe is based. A military spokesman says he went for a military medical check at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center.

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