A French-American man who helped stop a heavily armed gunman on a train in France in 2015 has received the country’s highest honor.
Mark Moogalian and five other passengers overpowered the suspect, Moroccan national Ayoub El-Khazzani.
Mr Moogalian was shot in the neck during the struggle on the high-speed train from Amsterdam to Paris.
The Legion d’honneur was given by President Francois Hollande at the Elysee Palace.
When a French passenger tried to enter a toilet on the train, he encountered the gunman and tried to overpower him.
Seeing the struggle, Mr Moogalian tried to intervene but was hit by a bullet.
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