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France Train Hero Spencer Stone Returns To California

Michel Euler / AP

French President Francois Hollande bids farewell to U.S. Airman Spencer Stone as U.S. National Guardsman Alek Skarlatos of Roseburg, Ore., second from left, and Anthony Sadler, a senior at Sac State, right, look on, on Monday, Aug. 24, 2015.

Michel Euler / AP

TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — The U.S. Air Force airman who was injured when he and two childhood friends tackled a heavily armed gunman on a Paris-bound train is back in his native California.

Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone arrived at about 8:30 p.m. Thursday night at Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield, California, near Sacramento.

Stone stepped off the plane from Rammstein, Germany, to cheers from about 200 people who had gathered to greet him. He waved at the crowd and hugged family and friends on the tarmac before quickly walking into the terminal. He did not speak to reporters.

Stone has been undergoing medical treatment in Germany since he, National Guardsman Alek Skarlatos and Sacramento college student Anthony Sadler subdued the gunman on a passenger train speeding through Belgium on Aug. 21.

Skarlatos and Sadler have already returned to the U.S.