(U.S. Army/Spc. Sarah Pond)

Eight years ago, Timothy A. Payne was an Army sergeant who lost both his legs in a bomb blast in Afghanistan.

Four years ago, he was an honored veteran saluted on the field before a Buffalo Bills game and also spoke at a veterans banquet in Salvatore's Italian Gardens.

Tuesday, Payne was charged with felony weapons possession after police found his van – loaded with guns, ammunition and what police believed to be a bomb – in the parking lot of the North Tonawanda, New York city hall

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Riley Howell

Riley Howell, the Army ROTC cadet shot and killed while restraining an active shooter at UNC Charlotte on April 30, was posthumously awarded the ROTC Medal of Heroism earlier this month for his heroic sacrifice, the Army announced.

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