Friday, August 21, 2015

Corrections on the Identities I Previously Posted

UPDATE: It was not Marines as had originally been reported. The post has been edited to reflect the correct identities.

Three Americans, childhood friends, on a train in France took down a terrorist armed with an AK-47. There aren't a lot of details yet, but apparently they heard the distinctive sound of the rifle being loaded. When the guy came out of the toilet, they were already responding.

It wasn't Marines, it was post 9/11 Americans, an Air Force Airman, a National Guardsman, and a civilian. Armed with just their bodies and the will to resist.

Remember. There will be more of this and some of it will be here.
Sadler told The Associated Press that they saw a train employee sprint down the aisle followed by a gunman with an automatic rifle. As he was cocking it to shoot it, Alek just yells, 'Spencer, go!' And Spencer runs down the aisle, Sadler said. "Spencer makes first contact, he tackles the guy, Alek wrestles the gun away from him, and the gunman pulls out a boxcutter and slices Spencer a few times. And the three of us beat him until he was unconscious."

8 comments:

drjim said...

"French police are investigating the motive".....

What

THE

F%^$!

How's about "Islamic Jihad" for starters??

R.K. Brumbelow said...

Well they are really just trying to figure out what kind of cheese to eat while they surrender. These things are important tot he French you understand.

Tom Stedham said...

Not Marines. An Oregon NG SPC and two active-duty USAF men....
The media jumped on the "Marine" theme, and the corrections are being posted, slowly.

Tom Stedham said...

here are the facts:
http://www.examiner.com/article/two-american-service-members-not-usmc-prevent-mass-killing-france?CID=examiner_alerts_article

juvat said...

But, But, But... I thought this kind of thing only happens in the US, because we don't have gun control laws like they do in Europe? This can't have happened. It is illegal to own guns there. Kumbaya!

Graybeard said...

Regardless of who did it, it's exemplary behavior.

Remember the oil well fires from back after Gulf War 1? I remember seeing a TV program about us sending Wild Wells and a bunch of guys who specialize in putting out oil well fires over there. One of the old guys, I'm guessing Texan, was saying that the problem wasn't the fire it was some other complicating factor I can't remember. Picture oil blasting out of the ground under pressure and igniting into a jet of flames. He said, "that fahr ain't nothin'. A team of Brownie girl scouts could put out that fahr..."

I want to live in a society where Jihad Johnnie is afraid of our Brownie girl scouts - and needs to be.

Old NFO said...

Kudos to them. They stood for the American ideals and did what was right, Marines or not.

ShallNOTBeInfringed Original said...

"...beat him until he was unconscious."

Not enough.

He's gonna get out and try it again.

I would prefer "...until he was room temperature."