15-year-old Peter Wang sacrificed his life to save his classmates during the school shooting in Parkland, FL and is being honored by the prestigious U.S. Military Academy at West Point for his heroic actions.
West Point posthumously accepted Wang into their program and personally delivered his letter of acceptance along to his family at his funeral. A family-friend of the Wang family told the Sun Sentinel it was Peter's dream to attend the Military Academy at West Point.
Two other members of the JROTC, Alaina Petty, 14, and Martin Duque, 14, also lost their lives during the shoot out and all three students are being honored with the "Army’s Medal of Heroism, the highest honor for Reserve Officers’ Training Corps cadets" according to what Michael Maddox, spokesman for the U.S. Army Cadet Command, told the Chicago Tribune. Wang was buried wearing his JROTC uniform and medal.
Wang, who was shot while wearing his JROTC uniform, was holding the door open in a classroom so his classmates could escape the active shooter.