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Anticipation grows for ‘The 15:17 To Paris,’ by Sacramento train heroes

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“The 15:17 to Paris” is an account of the terrorist attack on a Paris-bound train thwarted by three men from Sacramento.
“The 15:17 to Paris” is an account of the terrorist attack on a Paris-bound train thwarted by three men from Sacramento.

A year ago, the public had not heard of lifelong Sacramento friends Spencer Stone, Alek Skarlatos and Anthony Sadler. Their heroic actions that stopped a terrorist attack aboard a French passenger train on Aug. 21, 2015, turned them into household names. See story by Allen Pierleoni here.

Now the trio has a book coming out Aug. 23, detailing the walk-up story to their deed, the first-person details of what happened on the train and how, and the aftermath. “The 15:17 to Paris” was written by the three, with veteran journalist Jeffrey E. Stern (Public Affairs, $26, 256 pages).

Stone is an Air Force staff sergeant, Skarlatos is a specialist in the Oregon National Guard, and Sadler is a senior at California State University, Sacramento.

Here’s what’s being said on social media.

Alek Skarlatos, Spencer Stone and Anthony Sadler participated in a "Hometown Heroes" parade in their honor on Friday, Sept. 11, 2015, along Sacramento's Capital Mall. The parade honored the trio for thwarting an Aug. 21 terrorist attack on a train

The three young Americans who thwarted an attack on a Paris-bound train last month met with President Obama at the White House in September. The president called the trio the "best of America."

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