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Obama praises 'heroic' US servicemen in French train attack WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama praised the heroism of US service members who overpowered a gunman aboard a high-speed train traveling from Amsterdam to Paris on Friday.One of the two people injured in the attack was a US military member, the Pentagon confirmed, while CNN said that three American men -- a member of the Air Force, an inactive National Guard member and a civilian -- were the ones to prevent what might have been a massacre."The president expressed his profound gratitude for the courage and quick thinking of several passengers, including US service members, who selflessly subdued the attacker," a White House official said."While the investigation into the attack is in its early stages, it is clear that their heroic actions may have prevented a far worse tragedy.""We will remain in close contact with French authorities as the investigation proceeds," the official added.The gunman, who had a Kalashnikov, an automatic ...