On August 21, Americans Anthony Sadler, Alek Skarlatos, & Spencer Stone helped subdue a gunman who was moments away from, potentially, massacring dozens on a train from Amsterdam to Paris.

France made plans to award Stone, Skarlatos, & Sadler with the nation’s highest honor: The Legion d’Honneur.

The proud mothers of these heroes wanted to be there for the ceremony, but had no way to catch a commercial flight in time.

That’s when Tim Boyle, the CEO of Columbia Sportswear, & his pilot, Doug Perrill, stepped in.


Perrill called Boyle at 9pm on Saturday with the special request, the Oregonian reported.

“Would we be willing to fly them in our plane to Paris?” Perrill asked.
“Yeah, we’d be happy to do that,” Boyled replied.

Boyle said the plane landed just in time and the mothers were “rushed to the ceremony.”

Hats off to these three heroes, a pilot who was not afraid to ask his boss for such a big selfless favor, and a CEO who was more than happy to comply.



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