Heroes who foiled train gunman scheduled for rest, college

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The president of Sacramento State University in California says donors are lining up to help Anthony Sadler with scholarship money for his last year studying kinesiology. He says the school is thrilled to have such a courageous man on campus.

Sadler is one of the three American men who became instant heroes on Friday when they tackled and subdued a gunman on a train traveling from Amsterdam to Paris.

The city of Sacramento is planning a parade for all three men, who grew up in the area.

One of the men -- U.S. Airman Spencer Stone -- is now in Germany for observation and treatment at a U.S. military hospital. He was wounded while subduing the gunman. The third man, Oregon National Guardsman Alek Skarlatos, is with him. The guardsman's stepmother says he will stay in Germany until Stone is released, and then fly to New York with him.

The friends had met up in Europe on vacation and were on their way to Paris by train when they spotted a man carrying an automatic rifle. In a tale now recounted around the world, Stone tackled the man, Skarlatos wrestled the gun away, and all three beat him unconscious. A fourth man, a Briton, helped tie up the gunman.

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143-c-19-(Lori Hinnant (HIH'-nihnt), AP correspondent)-"this is serious"-AP correspondent Lori Hinnant reports a brave French-American man -- someone we hadn't heard about before -- also stepped up to prevent the train attack. (25 Aug 2015)


035-a-14-(Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James, at news conference Monday)-"Force technical training"-Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James says the train gunman got more than he bargained for in Airman Spencer Stone. (25 Aug 2015)


APPHOTO XRAM101: In this Aug. 24, 2015 picture, provided by U.S, Airforce Ramstein , Air Force Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone , right, meets Chief Master Sgt. Phillip Easton, 86th Airlift Wing command chief, upon his arrival to Ramstein Air Base, Germany. Stone, along with childhood friends Aleksander Skarlatos and Anthony Sadler, was recently honored by French President François Hollande with the French Legion of Honour for subduing an armed gunman when he entered their train carrying an assault rifle, a handgun and a box cutter. Stone is an ambulance service technician with the 65th Medical Operations Squadron stationed at Lajes Field, Azores. (Staff Sgt. Sara Keller/U.S. Air Force via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT (25 Aug 2015)