SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — One of Sacramento’s hometown heroes is back in the United States.

Anthony Sadler’s plane landed in Oregon just past 2 p.m. on Tuesday. He’s expected to make his way back to Sacramento before the fall semester at Sacramento State starts on Monday.

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Sadler, Spencer Stone, Alek Skarlatos stopped a gunman on a train bound for Paris on Friday. The three friends who tacked a suspected gunman and saved the life of a wounded victim were awarded France’s highest civilian award, the Legion of Honor by French president Francois Hollande.

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Sacramento State president Robert Nelsen said the campus is overwhelmed learning Sadler is set to return to school this year, a kinesiology senior but also a hometown hero. Calls have been coming in to the school from donors eager to pay for the senior’s final year of school.

On Monday night in Paris, he was a guest at the “Straight Outta Compton” premiere