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.