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Lawmakers Hail California Men For Actions On European Train

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French President Francois Hollande, U.S. National Guardsman from Roseburg, Ore., Alek Skarlatos, U.S. Ambassador to France Jane D. Hartley, U.S. Airman Spencer Stone and Anthony Sadler, a senior at Sacramento State, pose for photos.

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(AP) - California lawmakers are praising three men raised in Sacramento for their swift action to thwart a gunman aboard a high-speed train in Europe.

Democratic Sen. Richard Pan of Sacramento says Sacramento is planning a parade for U.S. Airman Spencer Stone, Oregon National Guardsman Alek Skarlatos and Sacramento State University student Anthony Sadler. He calls the three "international heroes."

Democratic Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson of Santa Barbara says their actions are improving relations between the United States and France.

Republican Sen. Jim Nielsen of Gerber praised the men for being humble instead of glorifying themselves.

The three friends were awarded France's highest honor Monday for subduing a gunman on a train traveling from Amsterdam to Paris on Friday.

Pan says more details on the parade will be announced as plans come together.