President of France Awards Mark Moogalian for Foiling Terror Attack

President of France Francois Hollande awarded Armenian-American Mark Moogalian with the Legion d'Honneur award, Frances highest honor
President of France Francois Hollande awarded Armenian-American Mark Moogalian with the Legion d'Honneur award, Frances highest honor

Armenian-American Mark Moogalian (R) and his wife Isabelle Risacher-Moogalian (L) meet President of France Francois Hollande (C)

PARIS—Armenian-American professor Mark Moogalian received France’s highest honor for preventing a terrorist attack on a Paris-Amsterdam train last month.

Moogalian received an award from President of France Francois Hollande, 100 Lives reports.

Earlier, French President Francois Hollande awarded the Legion d’Honneur to four other heroes, Americans Spencer Stone, Alek Skarlatos and Anthony Sadler, and Briton Chris Norman. He said that he would award Moogalian too as soon as possible after ecovering from injuries sustained during the failed attack.

Moogalian, 51, was shot in the back after trying to apprehend the attacker who had just emerged armed with an assault rifle from the aforesaid train’s toilet. Moogalian is a member of a family of Armenian descent from Virginia, U.S.

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  1. Barton D'Avignon said:

    I’m glad Mr. Moogalian also got recognition. All that participated are hero’s without a doubt; however if it wasn’t for him being first there the others may not have had a chance to stop the gunman!

    • Annette Kay said:

      I was wondering why no one was mentioning this man with all the honors heaped on the 3 American’s here in the U.S. and abroad. News people are so lazy about getting all the facts straight. Why don’t our 3 heroes mention Moogalian for credit. Probably this man’s stepping up was the most important part of the action. .

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