Kevin Johnson

French train heroes: Foiling attack gives new view on 9/11

Three Americans who stopped a gunman on a Paris-bound passenger train talked about the significance of 9/11 on Friday at a festive parade hosted by their California hometown and in an interview to air on national television.

It was a rare appearance by all three childhood friends — U.S. Airman Spencer Stone, Oregon National Guardsman Alek Skarlatos and Anthony Sadler — since their ordeal in August. They spoke to Megyn Kelly of Fox News' "The Kelly File" before joining a "hometown heroes" parade hosted by Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson.

The men have become widely lauded figures and sudden celebrities, making appearances on late-night talk...