Two Americans have been honored by the Germans for their part in halting a terror attack that killed American service members last year.  The man they helped catch is due to be sentenced this week.

FOX News Radio's Chris Hoenig has details in our ongoing series on national security:

Germany's highest civilian honor, the Federal Cross of Merit, has been bestowed upon Air Force Staff Sgt. Trevor Brewer and civilian airport employee Lamar Conner for their part in apprehending a man who opened fire on a military transfer bus at a Frankfurt airport last March, killing two U.S. airmen.

(President Obama) "This is a stark reminder of the extraordinary sacrifices that our men and women in uniform are making all around the world to keep us safe."

President Obama expressed outrage at the attack last year.

Arid Uka, a Kosovo Albanian, had pointed his gun at Brewer's head, but it jammed and the 21-year-old took off running.  Brewer and Connor chased Uka down.

Uka has admitted to the crime and faces life in prison.

Chris Hoenig, FOX News Radio.