Hero UNCC student, 21, who was killed after tackling gunman to the ground when …

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The hero UNC Charlotte student who died after jumping on a gunman when he opened fire in his classroom will be buried with full military honors.

Riley Howell, 21, was one of two students who died in the shooting at the university's campus on Tuesday. Ellis Parlier, 19, also lost his life. 

When gunman Trystan Terrell burst into their anthropology class and opened fire, Howell ran towards him and tackled him to the ground. 

Officials in North Carolina say it bought police time to get to him and stop the shooting which saved countless lives. 

Wells Funeral Homes in Waynesville told FOX 46 that Riley Howell would receive a military burial in his hometown.

A visitation is planned at the Wells Event and Reception Center from 5 pm to 8 pm Saturday evening in Waynesville. A memorial service will also be held on Sunday at 5 pm at Stuart Auditorium at Lake Junaluska.

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