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Three Americans and a British businessman were awarded France's highest decoration, the Legion of Honor, or Legion d'Honneur, Monday for subduing a gunman on a high-speed train carrying hundreds of passengers to Paris. Here's are five things to know about the red-ribboned, five-pronged medal, one of Europe's most storied and colorful awards:The medal itself was designed by French painter Jacques-Louis David.Medals have also gone to notable figures such as Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel, economist Alan Greenspan and former U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower.Those involved in the train incident – U.S. Airman Spencer Stone, National Guardsman Alek Skarlatos, their friend Anthony Sadler and British businessman Chris Norman – were awarded the lowest grade, "Knight" of the Legion of Honor.
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