The UNCC student who died charging a gunman received military honors

(CNN)The University of North Carolina at Charlotte student who died after tackling the gunman in last week’s campus shooting was remembered at a memorial service with military honors on Sunday, where close friends and family recalled a humble young man who loved the outdoors and was kind to everyone he met. “It was not out of character for him,” he said, “and maybe someone in that room is here for a greater purpose, and it was Riley’s destiny to sacrifice himself for them.” Howell’s Celebration of Life service took place in the Stuart Auditorium at Lake Junaluska, North Carolina, outside of Howell’s hometown of Waynesville, where his body was brought home earlier in the week with a police escort, CNN …