A few weeks ago, Alek Skarlatos was vacationing in Europe following his deployment to Afghanistan with the Oregon National Guard. He and his friends Spencer Stone and Anthony Sadler, went from tourists to heroes in a matter of minutes when they tackled, subdued and tied up Ayoub El-Khazzani who was attempting to shoot up the train they were riding from Paris to Amsterdam.
Alek is now a contestant on Dancing With the Stars. He received praise from the judges first for his heroism and then for his dancing.
The very positive experience comes at a time when we need to reinforce the importance of those who put their lives on hold and on the line for our safety.
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