Glen Reynolds describes U.S. Marines with a pithy statement.
Sometimes I regret pulling the plug on the news. I'm glad that there were some Marines on the train because otherwise it sounds like it would have been an absolute massacre.
UPDATE: It seems that the heroes involved were actually an Air Force Airman, an Army National Guardsman and an American civilian, 3 friends who were traveling together at the time. Bravo Zulu guys.