Train hero, Airman Spencer Stone, spoke to the local CBS station here in Sacramento yesterday. After being stabbed while defending a woman a little over a week ago, he had to undergo emergency open heart surgery at UC Davis Medical Center. Stone spoke to CBS 13’s Lemor Abrams. Stone told Abrams, “I almost died” and “it hurts all the time.” Stone also said that the recovery has been brutal. Stone’s family released a heartbreaking photo of him post-surgery.
The stabbing took place 6 blocks from me. A little over a month ago, on September 11th, I was there when Sacramento honored Stone & the others who stopped the terrorist attack on the French train. When he spoke to the crowd, Stone was amazingly humble, not even thinking of himself as a hero.
It’s still hard to imagine after stopping a terrorist attack, that one who serves our country so bravely, could almost be killed by scumbags in his home city.
I’ve interviewed witnesses who told me the woman he was defending was actually with Stone’s attackers, and that she left with the person who stabbed him. Let’s hope and pray that Stone continues to recover, and that those who did this to him are brought to justice.
After hearing of the attack, Airman Brian Kolfage, who lost both legs and an arm in Iraq, set up a reward fund to help find Stone’s attackers. Sacramento Police Department’s Crime Alert is working in conjunction with Kolfage, and has agreed to an increased reward amount above their usual $1000. Sacramento Crime Alert will disburse the reward to the person who provides the tip that leads to the arrest of Airman Stone’s attacker. Airman Kolfage has been awarded with one of the most prestigious military scholarships, the Pat Tillman Scholar Award, along with Wounded Warrior Project’s highest honor, the George C. Lang Award for Courage. Kolfage also served on Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords’ Veterans Advisory Committee, and was her guest at the 2012 Presidential State of the Union Address.
To help Airman Kolfage & Sacramento Police find Airman Stone’s attackers, click HERE to contribute to the reward fund. 100% of funds raised will go to the reward.
Jeff Rainforth, aka @iResistAll on Twitter, was the national rally organizer to free Marine Sgt. Tahmooressi from the Mexican prison, chairman emeritus of the Reform Party of California, former candidate for governor, and a contributor to Freedom Daily, PatDollard.com, & the Wayne Dupree Show.