France honors 3 Americans, Briton for stopping train attack

August 24, 2015 6:11 PM

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(CNN) — They grew up together, fought off an attacker together and accepted a nation's honor together.

Three days after they pounced on and subdued a gunman Friday aboard a packed train headed to Paris, American childhood friends Anthony Sadler, Spencer Stone, and Alek Skarlatos received the Legion of Honor — France's highest recognition.

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