August 22, 2015
Melissa Navas, 503-689-0248
Governor Brown Praises Guardsman's Courage
(Salem, OR) — Governor Kate Brown issued the following statement today regarding the involvement of Oregon National Guard Specialist Alek Skarlatos in thwarting a gunman's actions on a train from Amsterdam to Paris on Friday, August 21:
"Specialist Alek Skarlatos is the pride of Oregon. His swift and courageous action against a heavily armed and dangerous gunman saved many lives and earned him the gratitude of the nation and the world. I am extremely proud of this brave Oregonian and serviceman."