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In August 2015, Stone, along with fellow Americans Alek Skarlatos and Anthony Sadler and three other passengers, a Briton, a Frenchman, and an American-expatriate Frenchman, as well as an off-duty conductor, who were travelling from Amsterdam via Brussels on a high speed, Paris-bound, Thalys train, disarmed and subdued a solitary, heavily armed Moroccan terrorist. For his bravery, Stone was awarded the Airman's Medal and a Purple Heart.Three days later, French President Francois Hollande awarded Stone, Sadler, and Scarlatos, as well British citizen Chris Norman, the Legion of Honour, the highest French order for military and civil merits. On October 8, 2015, Stone was stabbed by a California man, James Tran, 28, during a fight in downtown Sacramento.Stone recovered, and was released from UCDMC on October 15, a week after being stabbed.Sacramento Police detectives were assigned to the case shortly after the initial stabbing.Tran made his first appearance in Sacramento County Superior Court on November 6, 2015, charged of the attempted murder of Stone with an allegation of using a dangerous weapon, the knife.
After he graduated, he sent me a link to a motivational speech to use in my psychology class." After high school, he enlisted in the United States Air Force and went on to become an aerospace medical services technician.
French president François Hollande awarded Stone, his friends Alek Skarlatos and Anthony Sadler, as well as British businessman Chris Norman, France's highest decoration, Knights of the Legion of Honour (Chevaliers de la Légion d'honneur). First responders recognized the seriousness of Stone's injuries, and rushed him to University of California Davis Medical Center (UCDMC).
On arrival, medical staff determined that Stone had sustained multiple life-threatening injuries, and underwent emergency open heart surgery to repair wounds to his lungs, liver, and heart.
Law enforcement officials involved in the case said that it did not appear Tran or anyone in his group were aware of Stone's notoriety.
Officials also stated that the crime did not appear to be a retaliatory strike by a terrorist organization (either directly or indirectly) against Stone for his part in foiling a terror attack.