Spencer Stone

Former Air Force Staff Sergeant, Hero of 2015 Thalys Train Attack, Subject of The 15:17 to Paris

Spencer Stone is a former United States Air Force staff sergeant, who has faced two near-death experiences in his life, both of which he survived against insurmountable odds.

Life sometimes hands us difficulties, and, in rare occasions, it hands us unbelievable, “I’m gonna die” events that require us to go beyond anything we’ve ever had to do to survive. Spencer Stone has endured such events. From subduing a heavily armed terrorist on a Paris-bound high-speed train, to defending the honor of a young lady, resulting in being beaten and stabbed repeatedly by a gang – and living to tell about it.

Spencer gives the harrowing details of both of those incidents in this week’s episode, the first of which was made into a motion picture by director Clint Eastwood.

In this episode, we talk about…

  • The worst things to happen in life are also some of the best things because of opportunities that come from it.
  • Unexpected adversity will give you an excellent perspective on life.
  • Training will pay dividends in ways you never expected.
  • Sometimes you just have to lead the charge.
  • When you need it the most, God reaches down to protect you from sure death.
  • The importance of family and friends.
  • The human body can sustain an incredible amount of damage and still survive.
  • We’re not the only ones with problems. There are people out there with worse issues than  we have.
  • As you get older, don’t let the old man in. Keep a young spirit.
  • Quitting can become your biggest regret.
  • You’re really not as important as you think you are.
  • Watch what you say & watch what you do & try to form the best version of yourself.
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