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Airman wounded in train attack being treated at US military hospital in Germany, doing well

  • CORRECTS SADLER’S SCHOOL TO SACRAMENTO STATE UNIVERSITY, INSTEAD OF SACRAMENTO UNIVERSITY - French President Francois Hollande bids farewell to U.S. Airman Spencer Stone as U.S. National Guardsman Alek Skarlatos of Roseburg, Ore., second from left, and Anthony Sadler, a senior at Sacramento State University in California, right, look on at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, after Hollande awarded them with the French Legion of Honor on Monday, Aug. 24, 2015. The three American travelers say they relied on gut instinct and a close bond forged over years of friendship as they took down a heavily armed man on a passenger train speeding through Belgium on Friday, Aug. 21. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

    CORRECTS SADLER’S SCHOOL TO SACRAMENTO STATE UNIVERSITY, INSTEAD OF SACRAMENTO UNIVERSITY - French President Francois Hollande bids farewell to U.S. Airman Spencer Stone as U.S. National Guardsman Alek Skarlatos of Roseburg, Ore., second from left, and Anthony Sadler, a senior at Sacramento State University in California, right, look on at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, after Hollande awarded them with the French Legion of Honor on Monday, Aug. 24, 2015. The three American travelers say they relied on gut instinct and a close bond forged over years of friendship as they took down a heavily armed man on a passenger train speeding through Belgium on Friday, Aug. 21. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this Aug. 24, 2015 picture, provided by U.S, Airforce Ramstein ,  Air Force Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone , right, meets Chief Master Sgt. Phillip Easton, 86th Airlift Wing command chief, upon his arrival to Ramstein Air Base, Germany. Stone, along with childhood friends Aleksander Skarlatos and Anthony Sadler, was recently honored by French President François Hollande with the French Legion of Honour for subduing an armed gunman when he entered their train carrying an assault rifle, a handgun and a box cutter. Stone is an ambulance service technician with the 65th Medical Operations Squadron stationed at Lajes Field, Azores. (Staff Sgt. Sara Keller/U.S. Air Force via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

    In this Aug. 24, 2015 picture, provided by U.S, Airforce Ramstein , Air Force Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone , right, meets Chief Master Sgt. Phillip Easton, 86th Airlift Wing command chief, upon his arrival to Ramstein Air Base, Germany. Stone, along with childhood friends Aleksander Skarlatos and Anthony Sadler, was recently honored by French President François Hollande with the French Legion of Honour for subduing an armed gunman when he entered their train carrying an assault rifle, a handgun and a box cutter. Stone is an ambulance service technician with the 65th Medical Operations Squadron stationed at Lajes Field, Azores. (Staff Sgt. Sara Keller/U.S. Air Force via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT  (The Associated Press)

  • In this Aug. 24, 2015 picture, provided by U.S, Airforce Ramstein ,  Oregon National Guardsman Aleksander Skarlatos, right, meets Brig. Gen. Jon T. Thomas, 86th Airlift Wing commander, as he arrives at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. Skarlatos, along with childhood friends Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone and Anthony Sadler, was recently honored by French President François Hollande with the French Legion of Honour for subduing an armed gunman when he entered their train carrying an assault rifle, a handgun and a box cutter .  (Staff Sgt. Sara Keller/U.S. Air Force via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

    In this Aug. 24, 2015 picture, provided by U.S, Airforce Ramstein , Oregon National Guardsman Aleksander Skarlatos, right, meets Brig. Gen. Jon T. Thomas, 86th Airlift Wing commander, as he arrives at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. Skarlatos, along with childhood friends Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone and Anthony Sadler, was recently honored by French President François Hollande with the French Legion of Honour for subduing an armed gunman when he entered their train carrying an assault rifle, a handgun and a box cutter . (Staff Sgt. Sara Keller/U.S. Air Force via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT  (The Associated Press)

U.S. military authorities in Germany say Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone is doing well at an American military hospital where he is being treated for injuries suffered as he and others helped subdue a heavily armed gunman on an Amsterdam-to-Paris train last Friday.

Landstuhl Regional Medical Center spokesman Chuck Roberts said Tuesday that Stone arrived at the facility in southern Germany the day before and seemed in good spirits, smiling and shaking hands with leaders of the U.S. military hospital.

He says Stone is being treated for a laceration to his thumb, for which a full recovery is expected with ongoing therapy, as well as a "non-critical" eye injury and more minor wounds.

It's not yet clear when Stone will be transferred back to the U.S.