Three American friends on a European vacation and one local man overpowered a heavily-armed man in a crowded, high-speed train to Paris — all four were awarded France’s highest honor on Monday.

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It’s phenomenal! I think they are exactly what people said they are: heroes. I believe they were smart enough and quick enough to do what needed to be done.

I heard that one of them said something along the lines of, “I’m not going to just sit here and die.”That’s exactly correct. If you’re going to get killed, you might as well go out in a blaze of glory. Every situation like this isn’t going to end with on a positive note, but the alternative seems to leave no other choice. They did what they had to do and I commend them for it. Their courage is unbelievable.

Bottom line is: they did the right thing.

-Jesse Ventura

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