Defense Secretary Ash Carter, left, awards Oregon National Guardsman Alek Skarlatos with the Soldier's Medal during a ceremony at the Pentagon on Sept. 17, 2015. Skarlatos, one of three Americans hailed as heroes for stopping a terrorist attack on a Paris-bound train in August, would have been at the Oregon college where a gunman killed nine people if he had not been in Los Angeles to rehearse for ABC's "Dancing With the Stars." Pablo Martinez Monsivais AP
Defense Secretary Ash Carter, left, awards Oregon National Guardsman Alek Skarlatos with the Soldier's Medal during a ceremony at the Pentagon on Sept. 17, 2015. Skarlatos, one of three Americans hailed as heroes for stopping a terrorist attack on a Paris-bound train in August, would have been at the Oregon college where a gunman killed nine people if he had not been in Los Angeles to rehearse for ABC's "Dancing With the Stars." Pablo Martinez Monsivais AP

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