Turns out one of the guys was USAF, another a National Guardsman and the third a student (with a little assistance from a Brit too). Thankfully, the hospitalized guy is recovering well. Heroes all of them (cute too). I'm sure they will be receiving some sort of bravery award from France.France train shooting: President thanks 'heroes' who overpowered gunman
French President Francois Hollande has thanked three American men hailed as heroes for overpowering a heavily-armed gunman on a train in northern France.
The incident happened on the high-speed Thalys service near Arras. A 26-year-old Moroccan man was arrested.
One of the Americans said they took an AK-47 assault rifle and a handgun from the attacker as they saw him walk down the aisle of the train.
They then put him in a chokehold until he was unconscious.
France's Interior Minister, Bernard Cazeneuve, said Mr Hollande thanked the men by telephone and will meet them in the coming days.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-34023361