He's met President Obama twice. He's chatted with Prince Harry, Gary Sinise, Bradly Cooper and other celebrities. But what Timothy Payne is really all about is for fighting for our freedoms, and that's why we salute this wounded warrior, an American hero in our community.

As Tim was doing what all good soldiers do, looking out for his comrades, he almost paid the ultimate price. You'll hear in great detail Tim's battlefield experience and you'll see that he is determined to take control of all challenges that now are a part of his life.

Timothy Adam Payne (SSG) retired US Infantry Paratrooper, we salute you this Veterans Day.