An American by nationality, Alek Skarlatos is an Oregon Army National Guardsman specialist. He along with his fellow Americans Anthony Sadler and Spencer Stone as well as a British businessman Chris Norman stopped a gunman on the Paris bound train which was travelling from Amsterdam via Brussels in August of the year 2015.
There is no exact date found about his date of birth but he was born in the year 1992 or 1993 which now make him at the age of 22 or 23. He is the native of Roseburg, Oregon, United States.
He is the son of Emanuel Skarlatos and his ex wife. His father is a Greek immigrant to United States. He also has a step-mother who is named as Karen Skarlatos. He went to get his education from the Roseburg High School. After that, he had been in Oregon Army National guard for the three years. He was then deployed in the Afghanistan for nine months.
Alek was on the Thalys train 9364 from Afghanistan bounded to the Paris via Brussels on 21st August of the year 2015. Recently, he was back from Afghanistan and was traveling in Germany as well as the Netherlands. Ayoub El-Kahzzani, a 25 years old Morocco man was in the train car number 12 and he was armed with AKM assault rifle as well as equipped with 270 rounds of the ammunition.
Several of the people tried to stop that gunman but they were failed. One of the friends of Alek, Spencer Stone attacked that gunman first and was injured during the time trying to subdue him. After that, Alek took the action and seized the rifle of assailant beating him in head with muzzle of it until he felt unconscious.
After that attack, Alek and his friends earned an international attention on 22nd August for their bravery and efforts in preventing the attack. The French interior minister Bernard Cazeneuve also praised them for their bravery.
They were also called by the US President Barack Obama and thanked them for their bravery and heroic actions. The mayor of Sacramento, California, Kevin Johnson announced that the parade for honoring Alek and his friend Sadler and Stone will be held on 11th September of the year 2015.
Alek is a tall guy with a perfect a height and a well build body. He has also been nominated for United States Army Soldier’s Medal as well as he has also received France’s highest decoration, Legion of Honor from the French President Francois Hollande.
In addition to that, Alek will now be performing his dance on the show called Dancing with the Stars in which he will be partner with the professional dancer Lindsay Arnold on the 21st season in September of 2015.
Moving on to his personal life bio, it seems like Alek does not have any girlfriend. There is no any detail found about him dating any girl. More details about his interview, professional life and personal life can also be accessed from several of the internet sites and he can also be connected through the social networking sites which also include Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.