‘Mericans Maul Moroccan:

ARRAS, France (AP) — One serves in the Air Force, another recently served in Afghanistan in the National Guard, another is studying physical therapy in California — and all three Americans are being hailed as heroes for tackling and disarming a gunman they happened to encounter on a high-speed train between Amsterdam and Paris.

Air Force serviceman Spencer Stone remained hospitalized Saturday after being stabbed in the attack Friday night as the train traveled through Belgium, though the Pentagon said the injury was not life-threatening. A dual French-American citizen was also wounded as he was hit by chance by a gunshot on the train, which eventually stopped in Arras in northern France, French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said.

Cazeneuve, speaking to reporters in Paris on Saturday, said that the suspect may be a 26-year-old Moroccan flagged by Spanish authorities last year for links to Islamic radical movements, but the identity has not been 100 percent confirmed.

An official linked to Spain’s anti-terrorism unit said the suspect lived in Spain until 2014, then moved to France, travelled to Syria, and then returned to France. He spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to be identified by name.

Originally this story said the heroes were U.S. Marines, which would explain why, approximately seven seconds after this story hit the wires, my USMC infantry officer brother Big Duke 6, AKA the Thighmaster, sent it to me with the one word subject line, “YUUUUUUTTTTT!”

Now we know it was a USAF airman and his Army National Guard buddy who took this bumbler’s AK away from him and damn near beat him to death with it, making all of us here in the USA enormously proud in the process.

While the French crew of the train surprised pretty much nobody, reportedly running away and barricading themselves, young Americans, as usual, cracked their knuckles and then some terrorist heads.