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West Point Posthumously Accepts Fallen Parkland JRTOC Student

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The U.S. Army West Point academy has posthumously appointed fallen Parkland JRTOC student Peter Wang to its class of 2025, Brittany Wallman of the Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.

 

Wang, a member of the JRTOC program at the high school, was shot while trying to hold the door of his classroom closed to protect his fellow students. He was killed along with 16 of his peers.

 

“Peter Wang, 15, was one of the students killed in Florida this past week. He was a JROTC Cadet who was last seen, in uniform, holding doors open and thus allowing other students, teachers, and staff to flee to safety,” the petition states. “Wang was killed in the process. His selfless and heroic actions have led to the survival of dozens in the area. Wang died a hero, and deserves to be treated as such, and deserves a full honors military burial.”

JROTC does not provide basic training so it does not count as “being in the military.” Wang’s funeral would require intervention from the government.

 

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