THE 15:17 TO PARIS
SPENCER STONE (Spencer / Co-Author) is a former Air Force
Staff Sgt. who garnered
international headlines in 2015 when he and his childhood friends, Anthony
Sadler and Alek
Skarlatos, thwarted a major terrorist attack on a Paris-bound train. An unarmed
toward the danger, subduing and disarming a man wielding an assault rifle,
pistol, box cutter and
enough ammunition to kill everyone on board.
Stone and his friends saved hundreds of lives that day. Despite serious
injuries as a result
of the encounter, Stone provided life-saving care to a man who received a
gunshot wound to his
throat during the attack. For his heroic and selfless actions, French President
presented Stone with the nation's highest decoration, The Legion of Honor. Upon
his return to
the United States, he was honored in a ceremony at the Pentagon and was awarded
Medal and a Purple Heart. President Barack Obama also hosted the trio at the
In a stunning turn of events, just a month and a half after the Paris
attack-and three days
before Stone was to return to duty in the Air Force-he was brutally attacked in
of Sacramento, California, while defending a female friend. Stone was stabbed in
his heart, lung
and liver with injuries so serious that the crime scene was initially declared a
surgery followed, and he has since made a full recovery from the attack.
Stone, Sadler and Skarlatos released a book detailing their incredible
journey, The 15:17
to Paris, which caught the eye of legendary filmmaker Clint Eastwood. Stone and
his friends play
themselves in the film.
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